T-line 1300 gen 1 conversion to D2 controller

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I have a timberline 1300 1st gen and camy read the screen hardly anymore so I was thinking of putting in a D2 controlle. anyone done this, what’s involved and is it worth upgradin?
 
I converted my 850 but it wasn't easy. Unless you're pretty handy and have access to a welder and such. I wouldn't attempt it. Everything has to change the fan, pellet drive, hot rod etc.
 
I just did it with a 1300. Like others mentioned you have to do a modification for the auger motor which was the only mod I needed to do.
The previous owner was shipped a new D2 controller from Traeger even though it was the D1 AC version. He couldn't do it so he gave it to me. I bought the auger motor, fan, firebox/hot rod and auger. Since he already had the most expensive part (controller) I am in it $300 and time. Works great and the grill itself was practically new so a good deal in my opinion.
I later bought the thermocouple because i broke the tip off the original.
I also just bought the pellet sensor since the D2 has the plug for it. Problem is that it didn't come with the cable. I've found one and iwll probably order it ($9.99+ship) but was thinking of making one. Trouble is it's a 4 wire and I'm not sure if it's a straight through on all 4 or if any cross over at all and don't really wat to chance blowing it.
So if anyone has the cable and happens to know (or look) to see if it's a straight 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc connection please let me know. I mess with electronics so have everything neede to make the cable, just don't know the wiring/pinning.
 
I just did it with a 1300. Like others mentioned you have to do a modification for the auger motor which was the only mod I needed to do.
The previous owner was shipped a new D2 controller from Traeger even though it was the D1 AC version. He couldn't do it so he gave it to me. I bought the auger motor, fan, firebox/hot rod and auger. Since he already had the most expensive part (controller) I am in it $300 and time. Works great and the grill itself was practically new so a good deal in my opinion.
I later bought the thermocouple because i broke the tip off the original.
I also just bought the pellet sensor since the D2 has the plug for it. Problem is that it didn't come with the cable. I've found one and iwll probably order it ($9.99+ship) but was thinking of making one. Trouble is it's a 4 wire and I'm not sure if it's a straight through on all 4 or if any cross over at all and don't really wat to chance blowing it.
So if anyone has the cable and happens to know (or look) to see if it's a straight 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc connection please let me know. I mess with electronics so have everything neede to make the cable, just don't know the wiring/pinning.
I'm doing the same thing I went ahead and ordered the $10 cable. I don't know how a guy would ever come up with the ends.
 

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I'm doing the same thing I went ahead and ordered the $10 cable. I don't know how a guy would ever come up with the ends.
Wow, I'm glad you came along. I hadn't looked at the back of the controller to see the end is a 8 pin. I assumed it was only 4 on both ends. So you're very correct on finding the correct ends plus how the pinning goes.
So did you convert a grill to DC or just adding the sensor?
And thanks BTW on the pics, I'll definitely order it now.

Follow up. I actually have the 8 pin connector but would have to modify the 4 pin I have but it would work. Since your pic clearly shows the pinning I could make it fairly easy. But I've already ordered it so no need to make it.
 
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Wow, I'm glad you came along. I hadn't looked at the back of the controller to see the end is a 8 pin. I assumed it was only 4 on both ends. So you're very correct on finding the correct ends plus how the pinning goes.
So did you convert a grill to DC or just adding the sensor?
And thanks BTW on the pics, I'll definitely order it now.

Follow up. I actually have the 8 pin connector but would have to modify the 4 pin I have but it would work. Since your pic clearly shows the pinning I could make it fairly easy. But I've already ordered it so no need to make it.

I tried to send you a message but I can't. So I will ask it here. Do you have any pictures on how you did the auger/auger motor modification? Traeger sent me a DC Controller for my Timberline 1300. So now, I have to order the rest of the DC components to make it work...
 
I tried to send you a message but I can't. So I will ask it here. Do you have any pictures on how you did the auger/auger motor modification? Traeger sent me a DC Controller for my Timberline 1300. So now, I have to order the rest of the DC components to make it work...
I took some pics but can't locate them right off. I'll keep looking and if not will get some new pics as I need to pull the box off again to install a longer antenna wire I got.
 
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I took some pics but can locate them right off. I'll keep looking and if not will get some new pics as I need to pull the box off again to install a longer antenna wire I got.

That would be great! Also, how you mounted your antenna and power supply. Since, Gen1 doesn't have the brackets for them. Thanks again!
 
There's a tab where the bottom cover screws on it does not interfere with it if you put it right there. Power supply just used an old license plate. Auger motor was more complicated. made brackets and had the fabricate a collar with a flat spot to engage the DC auger motor.
 

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There's a tab where the bottom cover screws on it does not interfere with it if you put it right there. Power supply just used an old license plate. Auger motor was more complicated. made brackets and had the fabricate a collar with a flat spot to engage the DC auger motor.

I was thinking something like this for the Auger Motor Mount. So I don't have to modify the Auger Motor and Auger itself. From your picture you are using the AC Auger correct? Great idea on the wifi antenna.

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Yes my whole system was an AC system and I switched it to the DC. That picture you posted looks like an AC motor.
 
Yes my whole system was an AC system and I switched it to the DC. That picture you posted looks like an AC motor.

Yes, it's an AC system that you see in the photo. But the mount is the ideal I was thinking about to mount my DC Motor. I will have more of an idea when the DC Auger Motor and Gen 2 Auger gets here.

Do you still use the bottom cover of the hopper to protect the electronics?
 

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