Originally Posted by Reelale
Seriously, I wonder if most of these failures are the result of amp draw on 220 vac elements? Or is it equal opportunity? I only use a 110 vac 1500W in a RIMS tube. I'm scared now. I have the alarm working to de-activate the signal on overshoots, but that doesn't do any good when the SSR is not answering the phone.
I had one fail on an electric smoker I built. It uses 110v@1500W. I walked away for an hour. When I returned, the heat sink had melted through my control box :shock:
Felt fortunate there was not more damage.
Had to finish the pork in the oven.