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Old 07-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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thanks for the clarification. sorry about the sorta thread hijack.

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #12
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:34 AM   #13
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Sorry for the old thread revive but i felt my noob question was best posted here instead of its own thread... What exactly is the transformer for? I've got a bcs controller and SSRs...

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #14
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The commonly available gas valves described by kladue require 24 VAC to operate. The transformer supplies the power they need. Use a relay from the BCS to switch the 24 VAC.

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So I'd want to put the transformer in between my "main power" and the SSR so that the power entering the SSR is 24vac?

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Correct.

The 120 VAC side of the transformer connects to your main power. The 24 VAC side is then switched by the SSR (or SSRs, if you have more than one valve). The switched 24 VAC then connects to the valve.

Just make sure your SSR is rated down to 24 VAC.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #17
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Sweet, looks like the d2425 relays I ordered are rated as low as 24vac! Thanks for a the help! Couldn't have done it without HBT!

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