im playing around with some ideas at this time but am trying to keep it up to dougs standards & waterproof is a bit..h. ordered in a few jacks the otherday & they are supposedly water proof ...if they work the coopers
will plug right in but not 100% on the accuracy using that thermistor.
that doug sure sets a high bar for us to try & raise. makes me wish i were
younger to see the changes that are going to take place in this industry
over the next few years ...
Yeah.... Think I'm gonna get out of the game of modifying Doug's design. My beautiful 1250 is now almost completely useless, thanks to my attempted field re-engineering. It's going in a box and on a truck to BC tomorrow, hopefully get brought back to life.
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I've got an idea for a couple different clamp/sensor setups. I'd like to start with just a raw thermister and a male plug instead of sinking $100 into a set of Velcro Digicool sensors that I'm going to get all MaCGyver on. How do you guys know that the Cooper thermister are the same as Doug's stock thermistors? Having some specs on what is stock sure would help. What's the point of modifying them if we lose the accuracy? That the reason I got them in the first place. I just don't trust the reading with how loose the sensor ends up being. I have poor Velcro skills when it comes to tight places.
i took jp's advice & cut the Velcro off. i use those millie ties which works great. i still would like a separate clamp on. i was afraid i would pull the wires right out of the sensors on the ones my ak came with so today i put some high temp around the point the wires go in & smoothed it out nice. i hope it helps if not oh well
In my experience in the field the Digicool sensors are usually off, maybe effected by ambient?? I made the plug modification to accept the cooper clamps and they work great, faster responding even, on the 1250's. If I hook up the same cooper clamp to the cooper srh77a the super heat and sub cooling readings are they same on the 1250's and the copper Thermometer. (same measured line temp)
An example today, it was cooler This morning and The digi clamps said I had almost 10* sc with a flashing sight glass. I assumed that must have been off and hooked up the coopers. Turned out it was closer to 1-2*.. The digicool clamps seem to work ok on larger suction lines but forget about the liquid line IMO. The one this morning was 5/8"..
Im going to but another red cooper clamp to use with the digicools..
Gotta have the right tool for the job!
Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?
"Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."
i loved the Cooper red clamp but they would only last a season. for 120 a pop(i think that's what they were) i had enough after a few. i have quite a few of those pipe straps that come with the Cooper boxes but never cared for them so i was going to try them in my test modification ..