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Old 04-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #11
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True, but the highest wattage in a 120V element is 2000W. Two of those draw 33.3A. That's well below the SSR's rating. To my knowledge, that's the highest power you can get at 120V (even two 6000W 240V element at 120V won't draw that much current).

So to answer your question, that should work fine.
Perfect. I was thinking (2) 2000w 120v powered by 1 paid and 1 40a SSR.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM   #12
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Perfect. I was thinking (2) 2000w 120v powered by 1 paid and 1 40a SSR.
Well make sure you have a 40A circuit in your control box, or be ready to pay a couple hundred for an electrician to install it. If you threw in (2) 1500W elements you could probably run this on a 30A circuit-something to consider. If you're brewing 10gal you'll probably need the two elements, but I don't think it's necessary for a 5 gal system (overkill).
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Hmmm. So, if you run 40A through the 25A triac, what happens?
It shorts out & stays on all the time.
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If you go with 2 elements, you need the 40A SSR FYI

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