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Posted in thread: Triple Jump on 12-05-2013 at 06:25 PM
If you are going to go with a PID eventually, skip the PWM and get a PID with manual mode right
up front, IMO. Compared to having both, you will have less cost, fewer points of failure, and
Posted in thread: Auber heat sink on 12-04-2013 at 04:22 PM
I would go with a larger heat sink, rated for at least 50a to give you some head room. You will
be drawing more than the 40a rating of that one when both elements are firing.
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-04-2013 at 01:27 AM
SOP for electric breweries is to have some type of controller (like a PID or PWM) to
effectively throttle down the heat produced by the element to maintain a steady boil. I suspect
your problem is tha...
Posted in thread: 120V 4x1500W Electric Element Schematic on 12-04-2013 at 01:21 AM
The fuses are to protect the wire and the receptacles. If you have 20a breakers, 12 awg wire,
and a 15a rated receptacles, then 15a fuses are a good idea, as if you draw any more than that
the fuse sh...
Posted in thread: 120V 4x1500W Electric Element Schematic on 12-03-2013 at 10:46 PM
I should probably open up the receptacles and check what gauge wire is in there at least since
I'm just assuming its 12 gauge. I asked the apartments electrician a while back regarding high
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-03-2013 at 10:25 PM
Did you have wheat or something "non-standard" in the recipe?
Posted in thread: 120V 4x1500W Electric Element Schematic on 12-03-2013 at 10:10 PM
So do you have 12 gauge wire running from the 20a breakers to the 15a receptacles? Are you
running 12 gauge in the control panel?I know it's an apartment, but could you replace the 15a
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-03-2013 at 09:46 PM
Are you talking about the boil kettle here, or something else? I will assume the BK.Are you
recirculating or stirring before you reach a vigorous boil? If not, and particulates settle on
the element w...
Posted in thread: GFCI Options For 3-Prong Dryer Outlet on 12-03-2013 at 09:38 PM
First, can you confirm that your wiring is H-H-N (no ground)? That would be the typical 3-prong
dryer outlet. Also, please confirm what type of wire you have there (gauge, copper vs.
aluminum). Are yo...
Posted in thread: Help with wiring my elements on 12-03-2013 at 09:17 PM
This. If anyone has found a 20A inlet receptacle, I'd like to know where.How many poles, how
many wires, grounded or not? 120v or 240v? There are options out there, depending upon what you