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Old 04-24-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Wiring assistance - single PID/SSR single kettle setup

Wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram to suit this that they could show me? Setup will be:

240v 4-pin dryer plug outlet (30amp breaker) to one of those 17 foot 8 gauge wire dryer cords with a 30amp gfci built into it (Ebay). That will feed into my control box and the wires will connect directly to something, ie: no plug on that end. One Auber PID controlling a 40amp Auber SSR w/heatsink. One thermoprobe to kettle.

This will run a 4500watt element, and everything will be done in a single kettle. Brew in a bag (BIAB) style mostly, I'm thinking. No pumps or anything like that.

I want a light in there indicating if the element is on, and would like a switch to flip to actually turn the element on, separate of power to the PID. Need to be able to monitor temps in the kettle using the PID without having the element on.

I'm limited on budget for this but already have the kettle, PID/SSR/thermoprobe and a usable steel box. I'd like to go as cheap as possible while still being safe

Thanks so much, amazing how much I didn't think about when I first figured I'd put an element in a kettle and just heat water up

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Old 04-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Lots of info on this, search for P-J helpful layouts.

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Old 04-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I've not been able to find one that is this basic...no pumps, no timers, no alarms. I need one indicator light and one toggle switch to fire the element up, then pid and ssr so keep it rolling.

I'll keep looking though, search terms eluding me so far

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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Lots of info on this, search for P-J helpful layouts.
Thanks for that.

Psych,

I didn't have one that exactly fit your description so I made this one up for you:
(Click the image for a full scale diagram that can be printed on tabloid paper 11" x 17")




Hope this helps.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Woo! Many thanks PJ, really appreciate it! So those terminal blocks off of the main 240v incoming line, are those basically like a 'plug main wire in and it shares that out to each of the rest of the terminals on the same block' sort of deal?

So could I run the e-stop switch's line2 wire from one of the other terminals on the line2 block? Similarly with the light, could I run that off of the neutral line and install another block to the one side of the ssr?

Just confused on how to mate wires or split them in this situation

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You got it. The terminal blocks just make the task of wiring a little easier rather than splicing wires.

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Great! Thanks again, parts are in the mail and the little bits will come from local shops, figure I'll build my own brewstand with some scrap lumber I have kicking around.

Things are lining up!

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I've been lurking, looking for something this simple as well. Thanks.

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This is what I was looking for. Psych, any pictures to show your work?

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Wish I had some, but still waiting on parts from Auber...two weeks in the mail now, hopefully if they come in this week I'll have something to show by next week

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