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Old 04-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #11
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Here is my 12x12x6 metal inclosure. With all the lights and switches I have, 12x12x6 was the worst mistake i made in this build. Everything is very tight, hard to run wires, and i can't expand. I have a SSR which heats up and I wouldn't put it in a plastic box.

Anyone know anything about the auber 2362 PID, I'm having problems with it.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
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I did the auberins box for my build. I was just able to squeeze in the parts for mine with two contactors and two element outlets in the back (one PID and one SSR) and a pump outlet. If you want a box to expand in, the auberins one isn't really the best choice. If you are going one PID and one element it is perfect.

Here is a view into my project box for reference:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/ele...0/index25.html

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Old 04-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #13
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Man, it looks really cool but I can't read anything. Is there a way to blow it up. That might help with my build. Are you doing a RIMS?

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Man, it looks really cool but I can't read anything. Is there a way to blow it up. That might help with my build. Are you doing a RIMS?
Oh you mean the wiring diagram? I am building a herms down the road, with one PID that will support two elements (not at the same time of course).

Trying ot figure out how to get a higher resolution pic posted. I could also email it to you if you PM me.

When I post the file it lowers the resolution, I can send you a JPG or visio file of the end diagram - let me know. Or let me know how to post the higher res file and I will do it.

At the end of the day I put together my final wiring diagram with an alarm, and a power indicator light into the box (but the indicator didn't fit and I have decided to wait on the alarm). I also added a fan with a switch on the right side that blows into the box on my SSR heat sink. Since the auberins box has a vented back, it works great. Blows in to cool the heat sink and vents out the back.
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Is it possible to get the afore mentioned schematic drawn up with a relay controlling which element? I really dont like the idea of my hand touching a switch that has 30A 240v running through it...

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:54 PM   #16
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Here is my 12x12x6 metal inclosure. With all the lights and switches I have, 12x12x6 was the worst mistake i made in this build. Everything is very tight, hard to run wires, and i can't expand. I have a SSR which heats up and I wouldn't put it in a plastic box.

Anyone know anything about the auber 2362 PID, I'm having problems with it.
I know whatcha mean. I'll be pretty much completely filling up the front of the enclosure, definitely completely filling up the right side of it, and using about a third of the left side. I will have it much worse than you did, but I know it's do-able.

If you could please post a pic of the interior. I'd like to see how bad it is.
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Is it possible to get the afore mentioned schematic drawn up with a relay controlling which element? I really dont like the idea of my hand touching a switch that has 30A 240v running through it...
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Ok - here is a diagram that uses a DPDT - Center Off switch to control the contactors. The switch has a plastic handle so that it should eliminate the concern. Additionally, I added an EPO switch that is designed to trip the GFCI breaker in the mains panel in the event of an emergency.
(Click on the image to see a ful scale diagram.)



Hope this helps you.
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I know whatcha mean. I'll be pretty much completely filling up the front of the enclosure, definitely completely filling up the right side of it, and using about a third of the left side. I will have it much worse than you did, but I know it's do-able.

If you could please post a pic of the interior. I'd like to see how bad it is.
I can do that, I just read your post today and I'm at work now. I will take a pick this weekend and try to post if before monday. But, it will most likely be monday when I post it.
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P-J, much better. My system is different than yours. I am having problems with mine and some of what you show in that diagram may help me out.

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Thanks a bunch. I am going to build it just like this, although I may use Ohio-Ed's E-Stop circuit for the sheer bling factor of the on button and the satisfying clunk as the contactor throws...

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