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Old 06-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #21
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That comment caught my attention. The only other time I heard someone talk about an SSR sometimes working and sometimes not working was when they were using a DC model for AC application. I don't remember who it was, but their SSR would just act all sorts of wonky and eventually died.
Hahahaha now I am questioning everything I have done. Maybe I missed something and you can double check for me.

I have the Auberins PID Model: SYL-2352
It says 12V DC control

I used this diagram from P-J
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #23
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Yeah, I run the cheap $6 Fotek brand SSRs, and I cannot let the duty cycle be 100% for very long or it "sticks" closed even when commanded to open. I have to shut off power completely for a second or two. If I keep the duty cycle in the 85-90% range, they work fine, no problem. So, I just limit my PID output to 85% and deal with it for now. It still heats up as fast as I need it. When they fail I will replace with a better quality SSR.

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