WHEN REPLACING A DYNATROL: CHECK THE CONFIGURATION OF THIS REPLACEMENT CONTROL TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MELT YOUR KILN!

WHEN REPLACING A DYNATROL: CHECK THE CONFIGURATION OF THIS REPLACEMENT CONTROL TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MELT YOUR KILN!

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A replacement DynaTrol control will typically have our standard configuration for Type K thermocouples, 18 Deg F thermocouple offset, and 3 zone control. THIS MAY NOT MATCH YOUR KILN! Here is what you need to check:

CHECK THE THERMOCOUPLE TYPE

This is the MOST IMPORTANT thing to do. If you kiln has type S thermocouples and the control is set up for type K thermocouples you could overfire the kiln to the point of a complete melt-down.

Type K thermocouple extension wire (the wire that goes from the thermocouple to the control) is either yellow or brown. Type S extension wire is green (in the USA).

See this for more information on thermocouple wires and hookup: hotkilns.com/check-polarity-thermoocuples-and-lead-wires

Type K thermocouples typically looks like this.

Type-K 8 Ga. Thermocouple - Standard

Type S thermocouples typically looks like this.

Type-S Thermocouple - 120 mm (Standard Length)

Type K PYROCIL thermocouples typically looks like this.

Type-K Pyrocil Sheathed Thermocouple (5" Long)

HOW MANY ZONES DO YOU HAVE?

Count the number of thermocouples you have – that should equal the number of zones configured in the DynaTrol.

The change the number of zones that the DynaTrol is configured for see these instructions:
hotkilns.com/hidden-menu-dynatrol

This video can also be helpful: hotkilns.com/change-single-zone

CHECK THE THERMOCOUPLE OFFSET

If you have Type S thermocouples then the Thermocouple Offset should be set for 00.00.

If you have Type K thermocouples and there is a ceramic protection tube then the Thermocouple Offset should be typically be set for 00.18 (18 Deg F).

If you have Pyrocil sheathed Type K thermocouples or 14 gauge or 8 gauge thermocouples without a ceramic protection tube then the Thermocouple Offset should be set for 00.00

How to change Cone Offset: hotkilns.com/change-cone-offset

HOW TO CHANGE THE CONTROL IN THE KILN

See this video: hotkilns.com/replace-dynatrol