Thermal controller with user-friendly PC software
Oven Industries’ Model 5R7-350/347 thermal controller is designed to operate with thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules.
Oven Industries’ Model 5R7-350/347 thermal controller is designed to operate with thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules. Most modules may be operated in either a cooling mode or a heating mode depending on current direction. The 5R7-350/347 thermal controller may be field configured for either of these operating modes. Either a fixed or adjustable proportional bandwidth and integral rate permits optimizing individual thermal systems. Additional external heat sinking will permit operating load currents in excess of 10 amperes.
The thermal controllers are available in both an open board construction or encapsulated on a mounting plate with various configuration options available.
For more information about the 5R7-350/347 controller, visit: http://www.ovenindustries.com/product/5r7-350-pid-temperature-controller/
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