Originally Posted by ClaudiusB
For direct power On/Off control I use industrial disconnects which you can buy for most amperage rating.
Bottom left, gray switch body
For indirect control (through contactors, relays) I use as passedpawn
suggested AutomationDirect switches.
Indirect control for a brewing application, green switch by AutomationDirect
Yea those are the switches i thought i was looking at, i just want one that illuminates when energized so i have a main cut off switch before the power got to my 'panel'. i have a friend who is very familiar with wiring thats going to help me with the wiring to make sure i dont fry myself.
As for my 'panel', i was thinking about using something like this: PC-100A 8 Channel Power Strip with Lighted Toggles
im only going to run 1 1500W low density element at time, one will be in my hlt and the other (both heat sticks) in my 7 gallon boil kettle (i do 5 gallon batches). do u think one element would be enough to maintain a boil if i was to use propane to get it started? btw, im running off of 120v. i just want to get all this still figured out before i start dropping cash
thank you to all who allow me to pick there brains!