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Posted in thread: Large dead space under false bottom on 09-16-2014 at 01:32 PM
exactly. If you did not have a hose attached to the output port hanging down from the thing,
then the flow is going to stop as soon as the liquid level reaches the ball valve.
Posted in thread: PID with no RTD? on 03-23-2013 at 02:34 AM
... and make sure you have told the PID that you have a RTD temp probe connected. Those things
take many different sensor types, and that 100 Ohm resistor is mimicking a pt100 sensor. I
think the PIDs...
Posted in thread: Cheap Pump Wiring Question on 03-22-2013 at 12:06 AM
Sorry for butting in, but you will need to wire that locking plug to your DC power supply, not
the pump directly...Right. That's what I said.
Posted in thread: Contactors - 24v, 120v, 240v coils on 03-21-2013 at 07:00 PM
As long as the signal that reaches the contactor matches what the contactor needs, then you are
free to do that in whatever way you want.120vac --> transformer --> 12vac --> contactor coil
Posted in thread: Control panel questions. on 03-21-2013 at 06:41 PM
You can buy flat sheets of HDPE from usplastics.com in various thicknesses if you want to avoid
wood. reason I bring it up is that some panel mount components won't work if your panel is too
Posted in thread: Help me understand a terminal strip/block on 03-21-2013 at 02:40 PM
I'm willing to accept the risk on the short run between the terminal block and the breaker.Yup.
No problem there. This is even considered kosher under the NEC "feeder tap" rule.It's ok to
have an unde...
Posted in thread: PID with no RTD? on 03-21-2013 at 01:37 PM
put a 100 ohm resistor where the RTD would go (assuming a PT100 RTD is what it's looking
for)It'll read 32f / 0C then.^^^This.
Posted in thread: Help me understand a terminal strip/block on 03-21-2013 at 10:56 AM
I picked up my distribution blocks from mouser. No jumpers required. I can get you the part
number if you are interested. I want to say they were 7 or 8 bucks and are DIN mountable. I
have 2 in my con...
Posted in thread: Cheap Pump Wiring Question on 03-21-2013 at 02:39 AM
@Walker: I have locking plugs, they came with the panel that I bought from ebrewsupply. (I
should have mentioned that I already have the expensive part.) My main question is if/how can I
wire that dc ...
Posted in thread: Help me understand a terminal strip/block on 03-21-2013 at 01:57 AM
I think I'm understanding a bit better. So, it seems like it may make sense to buy something
that has one input with, say, four outputs. Is there a good reason not to do that?Normally,
just cost. Ther...