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Old 03-18-2013, 12:08 AM   #101
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Makes sense, that's what your pictures look like, thanks.
For the illum switches it looks like all of them have a jumper from 24 to X2, correct?

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:03 AM   #102
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Not necessarily, you just want to make sure that X1 and X2 complete a circuit (either both hot legs in the case of the main power, or a hot leg and neutral for the pump and element) when the button is closed. There is a good explanation of this in the datasheet for the illuminated button from Auber. Here is a higher res diagram that is easier to read.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:52 AM   #103
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Gotcha. By the little electrical that I know, I can just jump the neutral between all the switches, alarm and PID instead of going back to terminal block correct? Or does the PID have to be separate?
On second thought can I jump the hot leg as well (#23 on the switches for element and main, #13 for alarm pushbutton and #13 for PID)?

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #104
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You don't have to use a terminal block, you can make the junctions however you like. What you suggest sounds good. As for the alarm button see the diagram I posted in your other thread.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #105
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Thanks you've been extremely helpful.
It looks like that diagram is still the old way where the ssr is in the wrong spot but I see the changes I ned to make. Thanks again I can't wait to get my first brew in and post some pictures

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #106
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Voltin, it is hard to tell from the pictures but how did you secure your heatsink to the enclosure? I looks like the ssr is screwed to the heatsink but I dont see any screws coming in holding the heatsink to the enclosure

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:15 AM   #107
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Voltin, it is hard to tell from the pictures but how did you secure your heatsink to the enclosure? I looks like the ssr is screwed to the heatsink but I dont see any screws coming in holding the heatsink to the enclosure
The heatsink is screwed to the enclosure via 4 screws which are inset a little bit from the corners of the heatsink. You can see one of them poking out in the top right of the picture containing the SSR.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #108
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Voltin,

I looked back thru your initial photos and can't tell where you have your temp probe mounted. You mentioned at one point that you didn't recirculate at first, so I'm assuming that you had your probe tip somewhere in side your kettle. If it was near the bottom, did you ever test to see how much temp stratification you had in your kettle?

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Voltin,

I looked back thru your initial photos and can't tell where you have your temp probe mounted. You mentioned at one point that you didn't recirculate at first, so I'm assuming that you had your probe tip somewhere in side your kettle. If it was near the bottom, did you ever test to see how much temp stratification you had in your kettle?

Thanks,
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The temperature probe is placed approx. 6" above and to the right of the element in the kettle. The stratification is significant, when the element fires you see a rapid rise in the reported temperature that quickly drops if you stir it. I think the best place might be in a Tee at the ball valve bulkhead.
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voltin - So I have my panel wired, just need to wire up the main panel and the spa panel. Could you possibly post some pictures on this? I know this is simple for most people, but I am confused on a few things.

This is my 30a Breaker I was going to place in my main. It only has two outputs (I am assuming two hots).


This is my 50a breakers that is in the spa panel. It has 3 outputs (two hots and a neutral).



How would I run the 2 hots and a neutral from my main to my spa? Would I just add two wires to one of the two outputs on the 30a? I'd really like to see a close up picture of the inside of your spa panel. I am really brain dead on this part!

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