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Old 09-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #61
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Did you ever post a parts list with sources and prices? sku numbers are helpful as well.
Just finding appropriate hardware given all that is out there is a challenge.
Even knowing the source, say Mouser, you can spend hours looking for something appropriate.

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I have not posted a parts list. I will try to give you some of the parts numbers.

Terminal block end stop: Mouser part No. 845-CA802
Terminal block endplate: Mouser 845-EP2.5/4UN
Terminal ground block: Mouser 845-CGT4U
Terminal block: Mouser 845-CTS4U-N
Altech 2A circuit breaker: Mouser 845-1CU2R
Altech 3A circuit breaker: Mouser 845-1CU3R
Altech 15A 2-pole circuit breaker: Mouser 845-2BU15R
Altech 5A circuit breaker: Mouser 845-1BU5R
Mean Well +5V, +15V, -15V power supply: Mouser 709-PT45C
Tamura 50A Hall effect current sensor: Mouser 838-L03S050D15
24x12 VAC 50/60 Hz control transformer, 75VA: Automation Direct PH75PG

If you open the Components window in Sketchup you will be able to glean some information from the component properties. For example:
Siemens 42CF35AJ 3-pole contactor, 50A resistive

The switches and lamps on the front panel were from whoever had a good price on Ebay, often direct from China. In my experience it is less risky to buy directly from the Chinese than from some shady two-man operation here in the US. I have always received what I ordered from China, but not always so from domestic sellers.

PIDs, SSRs and their heat sinks (40A, 25A) are from Auber Instruments. Note that Auber recommends far larger heat sinks than the ones included with some SSRs on Ebay. If you are going to mount the heat sinks inside the panel like I did, then I suggest you use Auber's recommendations. For forced air or external heat sinks you may get away with the smaller ones.

Most the other electrical parts came from Ebay or some obscure place on the web, can't remember all of it. If you have a specific parts number request I will try to look it up for you.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #62
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Love the build... cant wait to see it complete! makes my plans look like a kid with lincoln logs.

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:12 PM   #63
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Thanks for the part numbers and sources -
Acouple of mine, alternatives to Auber
I use giorgio11185 on eBay for SSR's and heatsinks:
$14 for a 25amp 480v ssr with heatsink, free shipping
for Auber's 40 amp contactor/relay, pioneerbreaker.com has them for half the price, with
reasonable shipping. Auber's shipping is fast but very expensive.

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You have done such excellent work, man.

How's it going on this build? Have you brewed on it yet?

I have TIG welded the locknuts onto my HLT and BK. I would like to know/see how you wired up the element(s). Did you use a conduit box?

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You have done such excellent work, man.

How's it going on this build? Have you brewed on it yet?

I have TIG welded the locknuts onto my HLT and BK. I would like to know/see how you wired up the element(s). Did you use a conduit box?
Thanks, Earthbound. I have brewed ten times on the system even though it is not finished yet. I got a MIG welder before the holidays, and I have almost finished the brew stand now. A few more details then paint. I will post an update.

I have not finished the connections to the heater elements. I just jury rigged some protection around the connections so I would not bump into them. Not ideal. I am leaning towards gluing PVC fittings on the elements, but make it so that I can open them up in the back and tighten the terminals. If that does not work then conduit box. It will take some experimentation I think.
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Subscribed. Can't wait to see the finished product and don't forget to take picture of every angles including elements in MLT

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