The Adapt-a-Damper - Open Source Project


 

Curtis_Aotea

TVWBB Member
I wouldn't mid updating to the new adapt-a-damper at some stage, but I can't find the screw-on l-com style keystones here in NZ, and hate to think how much shipping one to NZ would be.
 

Karl Vacek

TVWBB Member
For the spec sheet challenged, what colors to those correspond to on a 3-wire (red, blue, black) fan and a Tower Pro MG90S servo (yellow, orange, brown)?
Fan seems to be Red = +5V
Black = Ground

Servo - Red (looks more orange but... = +5V
Brown = Ground
Yellow = PWM (used to be a clearly orange wire - goes to same side of the connector where orange did)

Sound good ?

Thanks!
Karl
 

WBegg

TVWBB Pro
I wouldn't mid updating to the new adapt-a-damper at some stage, but I can't find the screw-on l-com style keystones here in NZ, and hate to think how much shipping one to NZ would be.
I'll soon be working on a version with an integrated keystone into the design to be printed, much like the original adapt-a-damper.
 

Alex_Seed

TVWBB Member
Things are coming along nicely with the Adapt-a-Damper but I have decided to use a bigger fan as my Gravity fed smoker is quite large and can be difficult to get up to temp (not surprising judging by the size of the fan I removed, apart from being knackered I even when new it could have been out blown by an asthmatic house fly. I tested the 38CFM fan and it seems to draw 0.6A though I suspect it will be a bit more that that if the path is choked.

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Alex_Seed

TVWBB Member
The reason for the big fan that little Maplin fan was trying to provide enough air to get this half tonne (maybe more) smoker up to temp and it just couldn't, it could hold it at temp once it got there it would just take hours and hours and hours to get threre.



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WBegg

TVWBB Pro
Frickin' awesome! Welcome to the Gravity Feed club. Looks like you got those plans from SmokerBuilders? i built the Mini and love it. Keeps temps within 1 degree all day long. Great build! Love the integrated HM!
 

Curtis_Aotea

TVWBB Member
I'll soon be working on a version with an integrated keystone into the design to be printed, much like the original adapt-a-damper.

The advantage of the L-com keystone with the screw terminals is it's a nice secure fitment. Over time, my Adapt-a-Damper has become a little warped (still very functional with a little glue, however), and this included loosening of the keystone. When the ethernet cable was inserted it was pushing the keystone into the body of the damper. I ended out wedging the keystone into the case with a small piece of wood - so it no longer pops out of place and is nice and secure.

Still, at some point I'll likely want to print a "fresh" Adapta-a-Damper, and having options is fantastic, thanks!
 

Stuart-mdnuts

New member
Feature request - create a slot above the wire feeding holes to allow the parts to be constructed and tested outside the housing where it's much easier. The slot wouldn't have to be very wide, even 1/8th of an inch would be well more than enough, just enough to feed the wires down.
 

WBegg

TVWBB Pro
Feature request - create a slot above the wire feeding holes to allow the parts to be constructed and tested outside the housing where it's much easier. The slot wouldn't have to be very wide, even 1/8th of an inch would be well more than enough, just enough to feed the wires down.
Pretty simple design change. I'll see what I can do.
 

 

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