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Old 03-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #61
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Hey guys, been a long and drawn out process but the end is near! Drilled out my enclosure yesterday, what a bitch that was. Word to the wise, do not buy a fiberglass enclosure and expect it to look pretty inside! I used a lot of tape to try and help, but the gelcoat and threading to make fiberglass chips very easily. Anyways, have all my components installed except for my key two switch. Can't figure out how to pull it apart to install it in the hole! Anyone have any advice?

Anyways, I am following my schematic I received from eBrewSupply.com and have a few questions, as this differs from a lot of others I have seen. Per this schematic, there are no fuses but I'd say everyone else's I have studied has fuses, am I just missing something? Second, what are the 120Va and 120vB with the 10ga wire running to it from the Contactor? Lastly, I am not going to install a timer and won't be installing a pump until later, is there anything I need to change to the schematic besides obviously not wiring anything up for it?

I will get pictures of my progress up tonight.

P.S. - How do I make a ground on a fiberglass box?

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:50 PM   #62
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should be breakers/fuses if using ebrewsuppy.com schematic. the 120va 120vb question is just a label,take time and study the prints. please if you don't understand don't do it.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #63
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If I have the breakers, then I do not need fuses is what you are saying. I am taking time and studying the prints, hence the questions I have posted to gain a better understanding of how I am wiring. Thanks for the concern.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #64
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If I have the breakers, then I do not need fuses is what you are saying. I am taking time and studying the prints, hence the questions I have posted to gain a better understanding of how I am wiring. Thanks for the concern.
In line breakers are resettable fuses
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:32 AM   #65
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Hey guys, having a problem figuring out how I am going to mount this SSR and heat sink. The owner of eBrewSupply said it's a DIN rail mountable heat sink, but I wouldn't think you would want your heat sink mounted on the inside of your box. It'd defeat the purpose, right?



As you can see there is no lip for me to mount on the outside of the box after cutting a hole.

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:52 AM   #66
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Cut a notch in the box and slide/tap the heatsink into it

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:35 AM   #67
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I can't. My box is different from that. It looks similar to this.

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yeah, your box would be cramped even for internal mounting. you could get a small copper plate, thermal grease on both sides and sandwich it while using the copper as a lip for mounting.

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