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Old 05-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hi

I just bought my first PID. It's a Sestos D1S-vr-220 with SSR output.
Link http://sestos-hk.com/English/download/D1S-EN.pdf..
The plan is to control a 500W heating element, but i'm a rookie when it comes to electronics

The question is whether i need an external relay like the one below, or has this unit a relay of its own? Is the SSR output only for controlling an external relay?
We use 240V in my country.
The SSR output has the following description:
12V; Alarm 1 AC250V 3A(Resistive load) NO/NC.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HZN628/...tlefoodgeek-20

Would be appreciated if someone could steer me in the right direction.
Thanks

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Old 05-15-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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Short answer is you are going to need a solid state relay. I am using the same PID and it's output is for use with a SSR.

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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Short answer is you are going to need a solid state relay. I am using the same PID and it's output is for use with a SSR.
Thanks, Nail.

Just ordered a 25A SSR Solid State Relay today.
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