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Posted in thread: E-stop and variable relays on 04-10-2015 at 03:05 AM
haha. I put a waterproof housing on mine. I made it a big red switch :)Case in point
Posted in thread: E-stop and variable relays on 04-10-2015 at 02:57 AM
Why not a 30A 240V DPST switch? It's what I did. It's not a big red button, but serves the same
purpose. I bought it at Home Depot....because people like big red buttons. :)
Posted in thread: E-stop and variable relays on 04-10-2015 at 02:54 AM
The resistor returns a small amount of current from one of the phases (Red or Black) to ground
through the 'system grounding conductor'....It is certainly not what a professional designer
would come u...
Posted in thread: E-stop and variable relays on 04-08-2015 at 04:39 PM
It's forcing the GFCI to trip by shorting the hot to ground. THIS IS A TERRIBLE DESIGN. Don't
do it! I'm resisting the urge to get on my soapbox about this virus of a design that has
infected this for...
Posted in thread: PID protection on 03-29-2015 at 02:46 AM
You won't have a problem. If you're really concerned you could use a transformer to isolate
power to the PID or use a line reactor on your heater, but that is entirely unnecessary for a
Posted in thread: Wire Connectors or no? on 03-13-2015 at 07:43 PM
I used a standard set of wire crimpers/cutters that had a crimper for insulated terminals. I
did not use the tool that is for sale on the electric brewery website.Is it advisable to use
some needle no...
Posted in thread: Arduino LittleBits on 03-13-2015 at 07:38 PM
There are PID algorithms written in C/C++ out there. There is probably already a version
written specifically for Arduino as well.
Posted in thread: Wire Connectors or no? on 03-13-2015 at 07:29 PM
I wouldn't go to the trouble of changing what you already have. If they become a problem remove
them. They can be a point of failure, and really aren't necessary in most cases. They will
probably be o...
Posted in thread: Melting Wire? on 03-13-2015 at 06:49 PM
10AWG should be fine for 30A. hunter306 is probably correct--it's probably a poor connection.
Consider leaving the connector out. Maybe you aren't getting a good crimp. Connectors generally
Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-13-2015 at 06:36 PM
one of each please.