Arduino - Smoothing Capacitor for 24Vac (Thermostat)?

Re: Arduino - Smoothing capacitor for 24vac (thermostat)?

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:23 pm

any updates?
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Re: Arduino - Smoothing capacitor for 24vac (thermostat)?

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:12 pm

northernmainecoal wrote:any updates?

Yes and no ;)

My buddy's oscilloscope is really telling. We've tried a few different options. I think we'll be getting together sometime this next week and try to finalize it.

My daughter and I have the thermistors working and reading properly. We're working on some "glue" programming now- all the stuff that keeps the individual parts and features working together.

We still have to work out a menu system, though we may wait on that, opting for a computer based wireless interface for now. Work out the functions and details first, then distill them into a button driven menu system.
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