Originally Posted by -TH-
I have a 240v led connected t
o one hot leg and also the ssr-switched leg with the intent for it to be on when the ssr closes. My research here (also verified by personal experience) shows that the ssr will leak current enough to turn on the led at all times, unless the element is plugged in. For most this is ok but I would really like for it to function properly even when the element is unplugged. Is there any way I can make this work the way I want it to?
One possible solution is to not
use an SSR. In it's place you could simply use a relay or contactor. It would be a bit more noisy and the relay contacts would eventually wear out (after about a million cycles), but it would achieve your objective.
If you do this, make sure you use a PID capable of relay output like the Auber SYL-2362 or SYL-2342.