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Old 05-19-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default 3 Pos 240v Switch

Does anyone know of any 3 Position 240V switches rated for 30 or 40 amps? My thought is to install a switch AFTER the SSR in an electric HERMS to control two elements, just not at the same time. The 3 positions would be HLT on, OFF and BK on.

If not, any ideas on if its possible to do? Would the cycling fry the switch? I want to eliminate the need to unplug & plug the 240v outlets and just flip a switch to redirect power.

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Old 05-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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Good luck on that one! I did it with an additional SSR for cheaper than I could find it.

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I'm trying to search for one, but while I'm doing that thought I'd throw out an alternative.

You could hit a 30 or 40A circuit breaker then from there you could do a 2 position switch. That way you have your off with the CB and the switch ensures only one operates at a time.

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Here's one that looks like it would work. I have no clue how much this costs, but check it out if you wish. http://www.pc-s.com/Adobe/T225_a.pdf

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Good luck on that one! I did it with an additional SSR for cheaper than I could find it.
How do you control the elements seperately? How did your rig turn out?

Thanks...I found a cam switch that looks like it'll work, but it was $130
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I'll be posting this week, but everything is great!

what I do is have a SSR for each plug (HLT & kettle). Then I use a $5 DPDT 5vdc switch to move the output of the PID to the appropriate SSR.

Maybe I can get some pics up tonight. When I looked at all of the expense, the additional SSR made sense to me.

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Cool...What size are your elements? How many amps is everything designed for?

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Good move on the 2nd SSR. That is more cost effective then a 3 position switch & 2 relays.

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Not only that, but just in case something goes wrong, I have a "Hot Spare" at the flip of a switch and the change of a plug. I made them both 40a for that reason.

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