I spent several weeks working up a new system for BIAB indoors. Panel finally wired up and ready to go. Flipped on the Main switch and success, flipped on the pump switch, excellent, flipped on the element switch and flash/bang/smoke. UGH
The Good - Suyi from Auber sold me some new SSR's at a great price. Both of my originals ones fried up. Also P-J helped out with a diagram for me, but apparently mine was fine as is.
The Bad - myself for ordering cheap EBAY china crap LED's. They sent me 3 LEDs which all looked identical, upon close inspection the one that actually fried was a 24 volt AC/DC version which is pretty much hard to notice unless you LOOK very closely at the small white lettering. My fault again for not examining everything first.
The Ugly - I ripped apart my entire control panel build because of this looking for the cause, since I was pretty sure I wired it correctly the first time. Now I have to rebuild and figured I might as well do so in a bigger box so I can more easily diagnose the problem next time. Another $100 + in parts to get this done.
This time I am going to use some Bryant heavy duty industrial switches with pilot lamps built in.