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Thread: Dust Bin Sensor Completed

  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bain View Post
    So I built this sensor and it worked perfectly at first, but it's kind of "wigging out" on me more recently. When I trigger the sensor the controller/timer will count down as it should but then it won't turn the light on when it gets to zero. I know the light works because when I apply power directly it comes on as it should. I tried to re-program the controller but when I push the "set" button I get nothing (never shows P1). I'm guessing the controller is semi-fried and probably going to order a new one, but wanted to check with the experts here to see if I might be missing something.
    I had a similar experience as I posted earlier.

    I ended redoing it based on a different design based on a thread I found here. See:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....lection+sensor

    Somewhat simpler and is working. The sensor fits into the same size hole.

    It is working. I think it's more sensitive as it flashes when I am putting a lot of chips into the bin, but that doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Bob

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    Thanks for sharing your efforts to build a dust bin sensor for your Oneida dust collector. Iíll be building one for my dust collector. What are your thoughts about the feasibility/practicality of programming the sensor to not only turn on an alert light, but also to power down the collector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mich View Post
    Thanks for sharing your efforts to build a dust bin sensor for your Oneida dust collector. Iíll be building one for my dust collector. What are your thoughts about the feasibility/practicality of programming the sensor to not only turn on an alert light, but also to power down the collector?
    I did that, I have a flashing LED beacon and decided to connect the sensor to my cyclone starter as well.

    I was using the planer when it shut off the cyclone and plugged up my planer.

    that was the end of using it to shut off the cyclone, I'm back to the flashing beacon..............Regards, Rod.

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    Rod, that's a really good point...the very tools that fill the bin fastest are also the ones that just can't operate for more than a few seconds without dust collection being active. So "Yea" to the warning light, but "Nea" to the auto shut off seems prudent.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I agree, good point. I also think it good to set sensor sensitivity to less than a full dust collection bin to permit finishing the operation without overflowing the bin.

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