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Old 01-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hi, I'd like to switch to electric but I am noob when it comes to electricity. I'm trying to learn here !

First of all what I want is super simple : One kettle, one element and a way to control the power to the element. It will be used as a boil kettle so I don't need lights or switches I guess.

I believe going with a PID on manual would be the simplest way for me.

I've seen a lot of diagrams here about wiring those things but all of them are for complex systems unlike the one I want. Anyone here have a simple schematic for my idea ?

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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There are several threads explaining very simple setups. You'll also learning its best to have a couple switches for safety and equipment "element" protection. Here's a great build that's very detailed with lots of great pics. It's about as simple as you would want to get.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/how...kettle-304914/

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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wow this is quite helpful ! I'd rather have a 120v system too. Thank you very much !

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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For simple single element control use one of these
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.ie/viewit...id=28204075365
It'll allow you to control power to element. I think it comes in higher wattage versions if needed. If you need specific temperature control just use an stc1000 without the dimmer controller

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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All done for you:

http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...l-306p3986.htm

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