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Old 01-28-2014, 02:50 AM   #21
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with the info below, do you think an 8 inch long heatsink would be snuff for to 40a SSRs

Extruded Aluminum Heatsink
Alloy: 6063-T6
Width: 4.900"
Fin Height: 1"
Base: .300"
C/W/3": approximately 1.68
Weight per Inch: .25

@augiedoggy - can I ask of a pic that shows your contactors please....thx

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:48 PM   #23
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What size is the box you used? They look like the ones from Home Depot, I was not sure how big to get. For now I am doing a 120v HLT only with controls for 2 pumps, the long term plan is adding a RIMS with PID and BK with either PID or SSVR using the same panel.

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with the info below, do you think an 8 inch long heatsink would be snuff for to 40a SSRs

Extruded Aluminum Heatsink
Alloy: 6063-T6
Width: 4.900"
Fin Height: 1"
Base: .300"
C/W/3": approximately 1.68
Weight per Inch: .25
It's more than enough.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:20 PM   #25
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I have one 40a and one 25a ssr running my 4500w elements

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What size is the box you used? They look like the ones from Home Depot, I was not sure how big to get. For now I am doing a 120v HLT only with controls for 2 pumps, the long term plan is adding a RIMS with PID and BK with either PID or SSVR using the same panel.

Not from Home Depot, but Lowes. 12x12x6 I think, runs about $30. There is more room then it may seem from my set up, I did not lay out the top and the bottom at the same time, so I could have made better use of the space


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+1 to this being a very tight space to work in, especially connecting wires to the outsides of the devices. I think you'll find it to be very difficult.

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+1 to this being a very tight space to work in, especially connecting wires to the outsides of the devices. I think you'll find it to be very difficult.

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Kal,

I 100% agree with you...lol

I am now waiting on an external heating that will allow me to move around some stuff and have a bit more room.

The biggest thing to take away from this is to plan not only the control face, but the inside of the control box together, at the same time.

If I would have moved the PID to the bottom or top, it would have made a huge difference in how the interior space could be used.

Attached is the new working layout

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Not that it will save a lot of space but every little bit helps...you can remove the terminal connections from the contactor and use the screw terminals. This way you won't have the terminals sticking out plus crimped on terminals.

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the biggest difference I had was that I used smaller 25A relays instead of the bulky contactors... they fit behind the pids fine... plus I used a simple terminal bar and my breaker is in the external spa panel. were I can get to it without having to remove 9 screws..granted you hopefully wont have to mess with it.

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