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Old 10-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #11
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I tried to hook up 110v lamps to the SSr output and anything more than 1 lamp triggered the GFI.. lamp leaking to ground makes GFI breaker trip
and the Aurber PID didn't have enough current for 12v LEDs (3)

ended up installing independent contact blocks for the lamps at the switches and ran them off a non GFI 110v circut

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #12
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I tried to hook up 110v lamps to the SSr output and anything more than 1 lamp triggered the GFI.. lamp leaking to ground makes GFI breaker trip
and the Aurber PID didn't have enough current for 12v LEDs (3)

ended up installing independent contact blocks for the lamps at the switches and ran them off a non GFI 110v circut
Why do you have the lamp connected to ground?
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220 v lamps coming off the switched leg of the SSR wouldn't have worked any way as the SSR leaks 40volts
everything is 220v except 1 110v circut for a small pump i'm using a gfi outlet for it off a 20 breaker



4 5500w ULD elements 5 BBL boil pot switched 220v CIP pump and switched 110v recirc pump

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220v lamps coming off the switched SSR lines will work fine. SSRs leak current, not voltage. They leak a very miniscule amount of current, too. Your multi-meter might show it as 40V, because the meter needs very little current to register a voltage.

When the current leaks through the SSR, it will see two paths that it can go on. One is the lamp and the other is the heating element. Current favors the path of least resistance, which is the heating element in this case (a few Ohms on the element, tens of 1000's of Ohms for the lamp). The vast majority of the leakage current will go through the heating element and your light will work exactly like you want it to.

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