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  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 04:14 PM
    It would be easier to put the fuse inside the panel or use a subpanel but it would work.Thanks.
    I'll probably do that. Would I need a fuse on both hot wires or just one?

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks Bobby, now I'm all up to speed. Would you advise against simply wiring up a 30A fuse to
    the power cord (outside the control panel) to account for this protection, or is that really
    not the way ...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 01:29 PM
    So could I install a 15 amp fuse to each hot wire to protect the control panel?

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 01:20 PM
    So if I understand what a sticking relay is correctly - this would be if, for example, my
    contactor became corroded or something and started sparking. Then my panel could conceivably
    pull more than 30...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 01:03 PM
    Planning to pull 30 amps is different than a fault doing it. The safer way to do it is to run
    the 6 gauge 50 amp circuit to a sub panel where you put a 30 amp breaker and any other branch
    circuit brea...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 12:42 PM
    For the HLT, you don't really need a ULWD element (nothing to scorch, and you can easier clean
    any limescale deposits occasionally), so you may find a more powerful (and cheap) medium/high
    WD element ...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 12:39 PM
    unless you are saying you have 6 gauge already running to a 50a outlet in your garage and thats
    what your 10 gauge control panel power cord is plugged into? in that case you still want a 30a
    breaker w...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 10:27 AM
    If you are going to use a 50A breaker, you need to use 6 gauge wire. However, you have a
    selector switch that only allows one element to be on at a time. Since that is the case, you
    could just use a 3...

  • Posted in thread: 5500W BK and 2000W HLT on 08-14-2015 at 12:19 AM
    So I'm looking to replace my control panel and looking to upgrade from 120V to 240V. Below I've
    modified one of P-J's diagrams to demonstrate the key change(s) that I'm trying to make. This
    is not my ...

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