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ShakerD 06-13-2012 04:50 AM

Extra $$ SSR worth it?
 
Toasted my cheap ebay 40a SSR today. And yes it stuck open when it quit which made me thankful for the element power button. (Thanks again PJ for the diagram)

So ebay has cheapy SSR's for around $5 and more expensive brands up to $15.

Should I buy 3 cheap ones or 1 more expensive. The last cheapy one started to stick only after 2 batches and is now toast 3 more batches later.

P-J 06-13-2012 11:04 AM

My opinion? Buy this one 40A SSR from Auber Instruments along with this External Mount Heat Sink for 40A SSR

Yes it costs more but their products are top notch and reliable.

passedpawn 06-13-2012 11:42 AM

I've used Crydom SSRs and they have not failed me yet.

bagpiperjosh 06-13-2012 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by P-J
My opinion? Buy this one 40A SSR from Auber Instruments along with this External Mount Heat Sink for 40A SSR

Yes it costs more but their products are top notch and reliable.

I agree with pj

stevehaun 06-13-2012 08:22 PM

I use Crydom 40 amp SSRs - no failures in over 5 years of electric brewing.

JRems 06-13-2012 08:30 PM

Just for future reference, what was the cheap eBay brand that failed? It seems like there are plenty or cheap eBay ones that don't fail, but others have more problems. So far I have not had any problems with my eBay "kodak" 40amp ssr

ShakerD 06-13-2012 10:06 PM

Thanks for the replies.

The brand I have is a "Fotek" 40a

stamandster 06-14-2012 01:28 AM

I have a Crydom that I got on Ebay for cheap and brand new something like $10 bucks. Just keep searching.

passedpawn 06-14-2012 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRems (Post 4168764)
Just for future reference, what was the cheap eBay brand that failed? It seems like there are plenty or cheap eBay ones that don't fail, but others have more problems. So far I have not had any problems with my eBay "kodak" 40amp ssr

For reference, Crydom is the Cadillac. Why? I dunno. But I do electronics, and when I think of SSRs (of any size) it's Crydom.

bagpiperjosh 06-14-2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRems
Just for future reference, what was the cheap eBay brand that failed? It seems like there are plenty or cheap eBay ones that don't fail, but others have more problems. So far I have not had any problems with my eBay "kodak" 40amp ssr

I had 2 kodak that failed.


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