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    Custom phase change controller "Golden Froster"

    Contact me in the meanwhile for any Controller

    UPDATING THE LINE AS FEBRUARY 2007

    G-FROSTER CASCADE MENU TEASER

    G-Froster X
    Specifications:
    Hardware:
    • (4) Inputs for temperature sensors.(1 included)
    • 1 Alphanumeric LCD port.(20x2 blue lcd)
    • 1 PSU power control.
    • 1 Motherboard power-on/off control.
    • 1Compressor power control.
    • 1 Fan port.
    • 1 RS-232 comunication port.
    • 1 Face plate included

    Software:
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Fan speed, power-on temp, power-off temp configurable .
    • Pc power-on delay.
    • Automatic pc-shutdown in case of reaching critical temperature.
    • Compressor Power on delay to to prevent damage
    • Firmware update by serial port

    DISCONTINUED, REPLACED BY THE NEW X3 CONTROLLER
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    X3 CONTROLLER:



    4 K type thermal probes inputs (probes not included) SENSES UP TO -150C
    5 TEMPERATURES SENSING (4 K TYPE PLUS AMBIENT BY EMBEDDED PCB PROBE)
    Can set start up on any thermal probes
    Start up/shut down by temps; temp in tray; control fan speed
    Keyboard included to control start up/shut down temps, setting thermal probes
    win soft for control start up/shut down temps, setting thermal probe and fan speed (HIGH, LOW OR AUTO FEATURE, CONTROL BY TEMPS) 1.5AMPS OF FAN POWER (3 PANAFLO H PLUS ANOTHER 120X25 FAN). PLUS CUSTOM COMPRESSOR RESTART SAFETY MEASURE.
    20x2 lcd display
    Comes in a 5 1/4 bay case, face plate included
    Serial connection, firmware upgradeable (future proof, adding features)
    Failure control (continuous reading of 5v line)
    Accept future daughter board (extra fan control, etc)
    Failure control by "temp nurse" *

    ALL OPTIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, NO FEATURES ON THE SOFT JUST FOR LOOKS , ALL OF THEM WORKING...
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    NEW XE 2.0



    2 K type thermal probes input (probes not included)
    3 TEMPERATURES SENSING (2 K TYPE PLUS AMBIENT BY EMBEDDED PCB PROBE)
    Can set start up on any/both thermal probes
    Start up/shut down by temps; temp in tray; control fan speed
    win soft for control start up/shut down temps, setting thermal probe and fan speed (HIGH, LOW OR AUTO FEATURE, CONTROL BY TEMPS) 1.5AMPS OF FAN POWER (3 PANAFLO H PLUS ANOTHER 120X25 FAN). PLUS CUSTOM COMPRESSOR RESTART SAFETY MEASURE.
    16x2 lcd display
    Serial connection, firmware upgradeable (future proof, adding features)
    Failure control (continuous reading of 5v line)
    Accept future daughter board (extra fan control, etc)
    Failure control by "temp nurse" *

    New control pannel and firm update available for the X3 and XE 2.0 controllers

    *Updated look of the control panel.

    *Added custom text in screen routines:
    1_You now have 5 different custom text screens to show whatever you want on them.
    2_Every screen has its own delay setting, letting you show each of them for different periods on screen.
    3_You can mix with your custom text any of the 3/5 (XE 2.0/X3) temps the controller shows.
    4_You can choose to individually enable/disable any of the 5 custom text screens at anytime.

    CHECK THE VIDEO OF CUSTOM SCREENS EXAMPLE
    http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/-110..._Guide_1.2.pdf
    Download quick calibration guide for XE2.0
    DOWNLOAD THE LATEST CONTROL PANNEL AND FIRM FROM HERE

    ALL OPTIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, NO FEATURES ON THE SOFT JUST FOR LOOKS , ALL OF THEM WORKING...
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    UPDATED G-Froster Xe 1.6

    Specifications:
    Hardware:
    • 1 Input for temperature sensor (included).
    • 1 Alphanumeric LCD port.(16x2 blue lcd or green)
    • 1 PSU power control.
    • 1 Motherboard power-on/off control.
    • 1Compressor power control.
    • 1 Fan port.
    • 1 RS-232 comunication port.
    • 1 Face plate included

    Software:
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Fan speed, power-on temp, power-off temp configurable .
    • Pc power-on delay.
    • Automatic pc-shutdown in case of reaching critical temperature.
    • Compressor Power on delay to to prevent damage
    • Firmware update by serial port

    ALL OPTIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, NO FEATURES ON THE SOFT JUST FOR LOOKS , ALL OF THEM WORKING...


    G-Froster Xe installaion guide
    G-Froster Installation manuals and software downloads thanks to DaBbLe
    G-Froster Value and XE 1.6 latest firm and soft
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    G-Froster value 2.0
    • 1 imput for thermal probe
    • 1 16x2 LCD display
    • 1 PSU power control
    • 1 compresor power control


    Features:
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Pc power-on delay.
    • Automatic pc-shutdown in case of reaching critical temperature.
    • Compressor Power on delay to to prevent damage

    Software control, fan control and serial comunication on the value.


    Units works independently of the power the Pc (have his own psu)

    G-Froster Face plates



    G-Froster value unit




    G-Froster Xe




    G-Froster X





    G-Froster X control pannel



    G-Froster Xe and Value 2.0 Control pannel




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    Very nice

    PIC for control, PWM fan control and A/D for temp sensors, using a Max232 line driver?

    edit - also, what are you using to power (on/off) the compressor?

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    Nice Work,

    That stuffs way over my head
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    have io got "paints" for realize this project????

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    i think this controller is the best 'cause features on this are not in any other commercial controller

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    Very nice job! Have you got a schematic or would you prefer to keep the details private?

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    Nice! Its great to have a lot of electronics knowledge with overclocking and building of super cooling systems - the combination of both can end up with some awesome kit. Great that was made with no money!....

    It's a similar spec to my first controller that i knocked up some years ago.
    For my new cascade system that im building i decided to throw a whack of money at it and completely redesign it, ya can take a gander here (i was gonna post the whole lot in this thread but tbh i dont wanna seem like im here to steal ya thunder)

    Anyway ya can take a look ere : http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=49838

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    I rather keep specific information of the sistem in private since I´m going to sell it. I´m working on the user manual so I can give a better description of the controller and it´s way of working.

    PD: I apologise for mi english , I´m doing my best...

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    Good work golden, thats awesome!
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    price???


    i promise that i will never buy one, told this, can you plz post only a paint with:

    temp probe
    LCD via serial port like usual, mhz oc ecc ecc


    my problem is how to see temps in LCD like mach&vapo and what probe use....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssilencer
    When I started to make my custom phase changer, a friend was interested in the electrical part of the system and took the challenge to do a custom controller, something like the chill control unit, but IMHO better

    This is the list of features:

    Basic sistem description:

    Especifications:
    Hardware:
    • (6) Inputs for temperature sensors.
    • 1 Alphanumeric LCD port.
    • 1 keyboard (6 keys) for config. and browsing .
    • 1 PSU power control.
    • 1 Motherboard power-on/off control.
    • 1Compressor power control.
    • 1 Fan port.
    • 1 RS-232 comunication port.

    Software:
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Fan speed, power-on temp, power-off temp configurable .
    • Pc power-on delay.
    • Automatic pc-shutdown in case of reaching critical temperature.
    • Compressor Power on delay to to prevent damage
    • Firmware update by serial port

    It will work with different or no display at all, independently of the power the Pc (have his own 12v psu) and with different probes.

    HERE you have a video from a very early version and a pair of pics of the last prototipe.
    It was made with no money at all and no chillcontrol or other controller to copy at all.
    What do you think?

    BTW, my friend Golden Eagle it´s the creator and he would like to answer any question.

    I want one! nice job!

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    Awesome work! Im definitely interested in this controller. What would be the price?

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    Te prices is gonna be about u$s100.

    malachia: you need any interfase (eg: Golden Froster) so u can measure temperature and send it to the diplay

    I don´t understand exactly what paint u are asking me to post...
    U can download the temp probe datasheet from this linkhttp://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM135.pdf

    The LCD used here is not a serial one, it has a standard interface chip (HD44780 or HD44100)

    PD: I almoust forgot about it... SILENCER! thanks for starting this thread.

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    is it pic controlled - i havent figured out pic controls yet

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    Update
    The prototype was tested in my system and it wokrs like a charm, automatic start and shutdown, firmware update, tested probes, fan starts at full speed and go to 50% after -30c and you can override to 100% when u want to (benchs etc) in ten days the final product will be finished.

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    is it possible to adapt it to a cascade cooler, with a delay between the starts of each compressor ?

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    Some really nice work going on in the field of electronic monitoring here lately

    Regards

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    Your damn good at electronics my friend

    The LCD stuff i need to find out before i can even think of the kind of controller.

    I will make a full hardware controller for my cascade in the future maybe. I like hardware more than software. That's why i study Electronics with specialisation: automation (like PLC etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrou
    is it possible to adapt it to a cascade cooler, with a delay between the starts of each compressor ?
    yes, it is possible, just needs better sensors for the greater temps, and a firmware upgrade. It is able to handle 16 AMPs, so you can throw it a pair of compresors without any problem.

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    Wow you are really talented Golden Eagle. Just amazing....

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    nice, I would be pleased to put one on my cascade

    I suppose it requires a PSU, or something giving +5 / +12 ?

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    very very nice work!

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    Hi Tyrou:

    Ssilencer wrote:

    It will work with different or no display at all, independently of the power the Pc (have his own 12v psu) and with different probes.
    Regards

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    Thanks

    It would really fit my needs, no PSU needed, handle two stages...

    last question, as it has is own psu, is it possible to have a 230V version ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrou
    Thanks

    It would really fit my needs, no PSU needed, handle two stages...

    last question, as it has is own psu, is it possible to have a 230V version ?
    I dont understand why u need a 230v version? Is it to handle 230v fans?
    In order to maintain total independence from the PC psu , froster it uses its own 12v/5v psu connected to 220v.

    BTW, thanks Pythagoras

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