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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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I could really use your help here. I really don't want you to draw up anythig extensive for me....I just need a little guidance.

I am in the works of building a really simple PWM controlled boil kettle using a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses, and can you possibly tell me the order of the signal flow...starting with my 120V AC/DC 12V brick going into the control box and connecting to my PWM board.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.


I guess to sum it all all up...I need help with the schematic for the following parts.

1) 120V AC/DC 12V brick
2) 10G/4 wire coming from dryer outlet into control box.
3) Bakatronics PWM Future Board
4) 40A SSR
5) 1 Status LED for Circuit Power
6) 1 Status LED for SSR Pulse Indication
7) (1 maybe two switches? One to control the 12V to the PWM board and the second to the control output of 240V to the receptacle for the 5500w element)
8) Any terminal blocks you think are necessary within the wiring to complete this nonsense.

Thanks again .....any help is greatly appreciated!

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OK...so here is my question. I am doing a really simple PWM control box...only controlling a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.

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PJ...I could really use your help here. I really don't want you to draw up anythig extensive for me....I know you get irritated as it is doing thankless work for all of us E-tards....but here it goes.

I am in the works of building a really simple PWM controlled boil kettle using a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses, and can you possibly tell me the order of the signal flow...starting with my 120V AC/DC 12V brick going into the control box and connecting to my PWM board.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.


I guess to sum it all all up...I need help with the schematic for the following parts.

1) 120V AC/DC 12V brick
2) 10G/4 wire coming from dryer outlet into control box.
3) Bakatronics PWM Future Board
4) 40A SSR
5) 1 Status LED for Circuit Power
6) 1 Status LED for SSR Pulse Indication
7) (1 maybe two switches? One to control the 12V to the PWM board and the second to the control output of 240V to the receptacle for the 5500w element)
8) Any terminal blocks you think are necessary within the wiring to complete this nonsense.

Thanks again P-J.....any help is greatly appreciated!

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I could really use your help here. I really don't want you to draw up anything extensive for me.

I am in the works of building a really simple PWM controlled boil kettle using a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses, and can you possibly tell me the order of the signal flow...starting with my 120V AC/DC 12V brick going into the control box and connecting to my PWM board.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.


I guess to sum it all all up...I need help with the schematic for the following parts.

1) 120V AC/DC 12V brick
2) 10G/4 wire coming from dryer outlet into control box.
3) Bakatronics PWM Future Board
4) 40A SSR
5) 1 Status LED for Circuit Power
6) 1 Status LED for SSR Pulse Indication
7) (1 maybe two switches? One to control the 12V to the PWM board and the second to the control output of 240V to the receptacle for the 5500w element)
8) Any terminal blocks you think are necessary within the wiring to complete this nonsense.

Thanks again.....any help is greatly appreciated!

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I could really use your help here. I really don't want you to draw up anything extensive for me.

I am in the works of building a really simple PWM controlled boil kettle using a single 5500W heater element and no RIMS/Pumps/Etc. I currently have two pre-wired wide-view LED's 12V that I would like to use for two purposes. First, I would like one LED to show power applied to the circuit...the second showing the pulse on and off of the SSR. Where would these LED's be placed within the circuit to show both of these statuses, and can you possibly tell me the order of the signal flow...starting with my 120V AC/DC 12V brick going into the control box and connecting to my PWM board.

Lastly, I would like to have a switch to control whether the circuit is on or off. As of now I have a SPST Toggle Switch 10A that I intended to use to control the 12VDC to the PWM...but now I am wondering if it is also important to have a DPST 30A switch to control the input power from the dryer cord 240V to the receptacle that my heater element will be plugging into.


I guess to sum it all all up...I need help with the schematic for the following parts.

1) 120V AC/DC 12V brick
2) 10G/4 wire coming from dryer outlet into control box.
3) Bakatronics PWM Future Board
4) 40A SSR
5) 1 Status LED for Circuit Power
6) 1 Status LED for SSR Pulse Indication
7) (1 maybe two switches? One to control the 12V to the PWM board and the second to the control output of 240V to the receptacle for the 5500w element)
8) Any terminal blocks you think are necessary within the wiring to complete this nonsense.

Thanks again.....any help is greatly appreciated!

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