Originally Posted by kal
I have complete instructions to build this sort of 50A back to back control panel right here
, including parts lists and wiring diagrams. It shows you how to adapt my standard 30A (single heating element at a time) instructions found here
. I go into gory detail every step of the way with 100's of photos. The standard 30A panel build instructions cover everything you'll want to know about GFCIs too.
Thanks again Kal, I have starred at your setup many of times and tried to stop myself from drooling.
So the standard system is setup to run 1 5500 element at a time right, you just switch between what is needed.
If I wanted to be able to run 2 simultaneously I would simple need 2 30amp inputs into the box compared to the 1 and then wire it accordingly right?
I would like to keep the 5500w elements and not go with the 4500, so essentially dedicate a 30 amp breaker for each element.
I understand that running 2x5500w elements on 50 amps is running really close to the 50amps and probably something I would like to avoid.