I like where your head’s at @emmdeemo!I knew there was an Auber thread around here somewhere...
Dear Auber users, and prospective purchasers -
I have been talking to Auber about introducing a 'boost mode' or, as its known on other enail controllers, 'glob mode', into their controllers software. Does anyone have any suggestions for this? This is as far as I've got with Auber so far, and it sounds pretty good to me...
"Okay, then, how about this:
1) User can save/program 3 Special Boost Modes (let's call it SBM for now). In each SBM, user can define a Stand-By Temperature, a Boost Temperature, and a Boost Timer (can be anywhere from 1 to 999 min).
2) There will be a special menu that allow the user to set these parameters for each SBM.
3) A new controller will be in the Standard Mode when it is first powered up.
4) The user can turn the knob 3 dial clicks, either clockwise or counter-clockwise, to bring up the Mode-Selection menu. By turning the knob, the user can browse through all modes. The available modes are "B-1", "B-2", "B-3", and "STD". Press the knob down to confirm the selection.
5) Once in a SBM, the user can start or stop the heating (to the Boost Temperature) by pressing down the knob. On the other hand, the user cannot adjust the Boost Temperature like he/she could do in the Standard Mode. This has to be done by going to the special menu.
6) If the Boost Timer runs out, the controller will maintain the temperature at the Stand-By Temperature.
7) If the controller is powered off during a SBM, it will stay in the same SBM when it is powered up again. "
Thats Auber themselves I'm quoting there, btw.
Oh, and I asked about the Boost Timer option and how that would work and got this reply...
"Actually, thank you for your question on the timer! Otherwise we may have to come up with one more firmware version to get it right. We can add a setting "OFF" to the Boost Timer, so the complete range would be: "OFF", 1 min, 2 min, ..., 999 min. So, if you don't need the timer, you can select "OFF". This would be similar to Auto Power-Off Timer (APO) on the RDK-300A.
Another question for you regarding the timer resolution. When the timer is between 0 min to 10 min, we could add seconds in the timer, i.e., 0:01 to 9:59 in the unit of Minute:Seconds (or 0.01 to 9.99 in the unit of Minutes). Do you think higher timer resolution would be helpful or unnecessary? Thank you."
Any one got any thoughts?
All that in a dual PID controller and I’d be a very happy customer!!