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Old 01-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Could anybody recommend a modification to the following wiring diagram that would support (2) 240v, 5500 w elements in the BK and (2) 240v, 5500 w elements in the HLT? I have access to dual (or triple) 240v feeds if needed. I also was wondering if "manual mode" in these diagrams lets the system function without the BCS controller. Thanks.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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that picture isnt working for me.

FYI you only need 1000-3000w to maintain a good boil. you will only be able to run the boil kettle at maybe 10-20% duty cycle while boiling. do you really have the service to support 100 amps @240v for the brewery alone?

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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that picture isnt working for me.

FYI you only need 1000-3000w to maintain a good boil. you will only be able to run the boil kettle at maybe 10-20% duty cycle while boiling. do you really have the service to support 100 amps @240v for the brewery alone?
It's kinda hard to say you only need 3000w to boil, you have no idea if he's trying to boil 5 or 50 gallons.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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There is a reason to have far more than the heating capacity to maintain a boil. The time to heat the water or wort to boiling temperature is significantly reduced as you increase the total heating input. That 3000w might be fine for 'maintaining' a boil, but not so fine for getting there. There are reasons why a high amperage system is desired.

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40 gallons. If there is an advantage to suppling dual feeds, that can be done. If it is not necessary, I am looking for a recommendation to modifiy the wiring to support the extra current of additional heating elements.

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