This is my first post here. Let me start by saying that I do not have an engineering background. I tinker with electronics in my spare time (Arduino, solid state low-power guitar amps, etc.), but I do not have a classical engineering education. Please forgive (and feel free to correct) any incorrect terminology that I use.
I would like to use a PID controller (CD101) that will switch a DC SSR that controls the speed of a 12 V low-power DC fan. The desired application is controlling the amount of air that enters into a BBQ smoker grill. I want the PID to hold the temperature inside the grill at a constant level.
I've done a lot of google-research, and I haven't found a lot of people who have taken this approach with motor control. I'm all for learning lessons the hard way, but I wanted to see if anyone in this forum thinks this is a simple approach, or if there are glaring issues with this idea.