Construction on a second sous vide oven controller began in order to gift one to my mother who expressed interest. The second version uses a different temperature controller which utilizes a PID loop and a solid state relay (SSR). The change in controller was prompted by advice from Instructable comments of the first build. The enclosure, receptacle cover, receptacle, and cord-tite connector purchased were the same as the first build. The components were arranged on the enclosure faceplate to establish the arrangement. Masking tape was applied in the vicinity of the devices before each device was carefully aligned and arranged using an artist’s square.
Loose arrange of devices
Masking tape where the devices will go
Using an artist's square to align the components
The hole positions were marked on the masking tape. 11/64” holes were drilled at the corners of the controller hole and for the temperature probe terminals. Large diameter holes were drilled for the receptacle which fit the receptacle but did not provide enough clearance to add the receptacle cover. The rectangular hole was cut out with a handheld jigsaw and repeatedly trimmed until the receptacle fit squarely. The cutting was all done on the underside of the enclosure faceplate to avoid scratching the visible surface.
Marked off places to make holes
11/64" drill bit used to drill holes for the corners of the temperature controller
Round holes for area of receptacle
Rectangular hole for receptacle
The hole for the controller was drilled with a large diameter bit to so the edges of the hole aligned with the edges of the intended square hole. The first two cuts left a heart-shaped hole in the PVC faceplate. The hole was slowly trimmed until the controller fit squarely. Holes for the mounting probe terminals were drilled in one side of the enclosure to plate the cord-tite connector.
Large holes drilled for temperature controller hole
Heart-shaped results of cutting
Devices and their mounting holes
Cord-tite connector mounted in box
- Wire components
- Mount components
- Test controller
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