Got most of the parts for my RIMS build today:. Going to run a 240V 4500 ULD heater element at 120V.
Electronics from auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry
2" RTD, 25A SSR and heatsink, PID:
1.5" Stainless stuff from Stainless Steel Fittings
how much more equipment/hardware do you need to get er' going?
I decided to redo the electrical internals of my "control panel" so I didn't have much progress, here's some newer pics:
Completed tube with element. I should have used smaller nipples, but I'm hoping the extra length won't hurt anything:
Distribution block, ground bar, and SSR's:
Rat's nest of wiring:
I've mounted one PID and got all the switches and receptacle hooked up. If I can get another couple of hours straight to work on it, I'll be done. for now...
note on the pics: the covers broke off of my SSR's long ago (cheapo plastic) but the strips of tape hold them on nicely - been that way for months.
Why 3 SSRs?
with your QDs oriented in that way, it appears as though you will have a drainout of fluid if you disconnect for any reason. How do you plan to run this and will you switch your hoses around ever to use this heater unit for other things?
Just out of curiosity how long would it take to bring the BK to a boil say 12 gal. I assume the BK element is 240v?