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Auto tune on 3d
« on: June 06, 2016, 06:47:29 PM »
Steve suggested that I perform an autotune due to some issues I was having. Its been running for three hours now and seems to be stuck on AT/155. Is this normal?
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 06:48:49 PM »
Jeff, what program did you use?
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 06:49:52 PM »
I set it up using the program from the instructions on the website.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 06:53:01 PM »
OK.  Is it still flashing temp/AT?  3 hours is not unheard of - I've had them take up to 4.  If it doesn't complete soon, you may want to restart the tuning.  Let the smoker cool, and run it again.  I've also had to do that....  computers...what are you going to do?? >:(
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 06:55:44 PM »
Yeah, its still flashing. I'll give it another half hour then start over.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 06:58:20 PM »
Jeff, leave the door open for a half-hour or so, then set the following, and try again:

C01  225   e01 t   t01  4.0
C02-C06, zeroed-out, set to time for the "e" step. 
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 07:05:41 PM »
Jeff, leave the door open for a half-hour or so, then set the following, and try again:

C01  225   e01 t   t01  4.0
C02-C06, zeroed-out, set to time for the "e" step.
What do you mean by "set to time for the "e" step.?
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 07:16:51 PM »
When you get to the second step, on each of the 6 programs, select "t" instead of "F."  (The 'trigger" step of the program).  This will keep it from trying to read the meat probe, and will instead read time.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 07:17:51 PM »
Ah, got it, thanks.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 07:33:54 PM »
How do i get the AT to stop flashing? I tried turning it off and on again and I tried unplugging it, its still flashing...
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2016, 07:48:18 PM »
Jeff, it will flash until the autotune program is complete.  Once the controller senses that it has "tune" itself, the flashing will stop.  You can also turn it off the same way you turned it on (just reverse).  Might want to do that, and re-enable it for the second round.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 08:01:16 PM »
Thanks again!
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 09:33:33 PM »
 Finished the auto tune yesterday. Today I ran through a few basic programs to see if it helped. Sadly, it looks like the Auber is overshooting the temperature by 5-9 degrees in many instances. At the higher temps it seems to be fairly stable but at the lower temps its varying by quite a bit.
 Granted 5-9 degrees isn't earth shattering but since Auber claims that their controller can hold temps to within 1 degree it's a bit surprising to find this much variation.
 I've been in contact with Steve, we'll see what he thinks.
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 10:03:16 PM »
Jeff, that's a bit surprising.  Can you give me your P, I & D numbers?
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Re: Auto tune on 3d
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 04:45:34 PM »
P: 61
I: 851
D: 212
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