Originally Posted by lknbigfish
thanks for the quick reply. when you put it like that it doesnt sound bad at all.
There are really very few wires. Power to the PID, power to the element (that goes through the SSRs) and a connection between the PID and the SSRs... that is really it.
Rigs look complicated because you are seeing (4) elements wired this way, with multiple PIDs and switches and such.
If you want, you can place a 30A DPST switch on the (2) HOTS going TO the SSRs so that you can override any PID outputs. I did that on my last rig, it was nice. Basically your hots come in, run through the switch FIRST, then on to the SSRs.