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Old 01-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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I don't have an element plugged in so it should be drawing minimal amps.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #12
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Uh, maybe I just missed them, but I didn't see any heat sinks in those pictures. Are they there and I just can't see them due to the angles?

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #13
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Well, I thought I just finished. I plugged it in and everything worked for a few moments, then it blew the breaker. Now every time i plug it in the breaker blows right away. None of the fuses blew. What could it possibly be?
Stray wire earthing out? Got a wiring diagram to help us out?
Run a continuity check between the live and earth prongs of the plug to see if you get anything other than an open circuit?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:30 AM   #14
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The heatsink wasn't on when I took that picture



Nothing showing and the E-stop appears to be properly working.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:44 AM   #15
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I was using a 10a power cord to test it, but its not running anything so it should only be drawing minimal amperage, correct?
The breaker is 20amp with nothing else running on the circuit. I also tried a few different circuits, all the same result.

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Please keep in mind that the E-Stop button switch is a lock-on switch and must be reset after use. If you do not reset it the GFCI circuit protection will instantily trip again as soon as power is applied to the power line.

(He said thinking out loud)

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #17
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Please keep in mind that the E-Stop button switch is a lock-on switch and must be reset after use. If you do not reset it the GFCI circuit protection will instantily trip again as soon as power is applied to the power line.

(He said thinking out loud)

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I have a momentary, non-locking e-stop, and according to the continuity test it is working fine.
I started working backwards and have pinpointed it to the contactor / SSR.

Here is a quick sketch on how it is wired.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #18
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I see the problem. I had the contactor wired incorrectly. Now my question is how do I wire it correctly.

I have the contactor from ebrewsupply I guess I wasn't paying attention when I hooked it up and realized that those side tabs are connected. I had the pos & neutral connected to one tab.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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Fixed!

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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Well, now that it is wired correctly everything works fine except one of the sensors is off by 10*F
EDIT: That problem is fixed.

New Problem: The e-stop is not tripping the 15a GFCI. When I test with the continuity tester reads nothing until I hit the button and it goes to 1997

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