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Old 02-24-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Yooper is on vacation so I have been renovating her control panel while she is away. The main reason for the project is the HLT element was too small. I haven't decided yet if I will go with 4500 or 5500 for the elements. The HLT will also now be a keg. It was a 10gallon cooler before.

There are six cords. 50A power, 2 elements, 2 low level floats and the temp probe. I built a 555 PWM circuit to control the boil.

Well, here is the panel. Sorry a little blurry. I will update with more when I get the kegs set up.





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Old 02-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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Um, where are the instructions for me? I need "Yooper's Control Panel for Dummies (Yooper)" next to it!

Seriously- GREAT job. You went far above and beyond what I ever expected!

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Nice job! One comment. I don't think it is kosher to switch or fuse a neutral. Your definite purpose contactor appears to be switching the neutral coming into the box from the main power cord. You also appear to fuse the neutral. I am not an expert - maybe someone else will chime in.

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Nice job! One comment. I don't think it is kosher to switch or fuse a neutral. Your definite purpose contactor appears to be switching the neutral coming into the box from the main power cord. You also appear to fuse the neutral. I am not an expert - maybe someone else will chime in.
Thanks. I dont believe there is anything wrong with switching a neutral. It is actually required in some applications and they make neutral switching circuit breakers. I do not have any neutrals fused. Maybe you are confusing the terminal block in the upper right with fuses? You did make me realize a mistake however. I need to pull the coil power off the line side of the contactor
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Yes, I guess I was confused by the white wire going into the fuse block.
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I'm really looking forward to the inaugural brew with it. I haven't brewed in about 6 weeks, so I'm definitely itching to brew ASAP.

I can't wait!

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Holy Crap Yoop! I wish my friends would help me out like that! all my friends ever do is drink my beer!

Excellent job Ischiavo! if I ever get set up for electric brewing I'm flying you out here to wire it....

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The main reason for the project is the HLT element was too small.
Curious, what size element was in the old 10 gallon cooler HLT?
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Thanks azscoob.

I'm looking forward to the first brew too. Hope it works. I still have to test it.

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Curious, what size element was in the old 10 gallon cooler HLT?
I believe it was 1500W.
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