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Posted in thread: Dead Simple 240v Boil Controller Help on 07-30-2016 at 05:08 PM
Kal uses #22 for the DC signal wires, from PID to SSR. Not a concern...
Posted in thread: Dead Simple 240v Boil Controller Help on 07-28-2016 at 11:19 PM
Yes. The fuse is to protect against an over-current situation, like a short. Ideally, it will
never blow, but that is preferable to a fire.
Posted in thread: Dead Simple 240v Boil Controller Help on 07-27-2016 at 10:04 PM
I want to build a simple 240v boil controller with parts I have mainly lying around. Given the
attached diagram, I just need to go out and buy the enclosure and toggle switch.Can I get a few
Posted in thread: Can element safely touch screen? on 07-26-2016 at 03:15 PM
If the screen you refer to is a filter on your exit tube, then I would be very concerned about
the element scorching particulates that accumulate on the outside of the screen.
Posted in thread: Step by Step build a 110v portable PID controller on 07-15-2016 at 08:42 PM
I guess I don't see much of a difference since whenever I use the PID I'll be using the element
as well. Does anyone have any pros to one way over the other?If your PID can be powered on
while your el...
Posted in thread: 6 AWG terminal for SSRs? on 07-12-2016 at 08:38 PM
Out of curiosity, how much wattage are your element(s) drawing from the 80a SSR?
Posted in thread: Long Journey into E-brewing. on 07-11-2016 at 06:33 PM
ok. Don't laugh but here's my attempt after studying P-J diagrams. @Jeffmeh, I didn't see your
response till posting this. wouldn't I want fuses for the downstream device, like in my
pic?IMO, fusing e...
Posted in thread: Long Journey into E-brewing. on 07-11-2016 at 06:15 PM
If you want to keep the fusing simple, go Kal style with one 7a fuse protecting 14 gauge wiring
for your 120v circuits, 10 gauge for your 240v circuits protected by your 30a breaker in the
Posted in thread: Long Journey into E-brewing. on 07-11-2016 at 04:46 PM
As far as the extension cord goes, that's just for setup. Nothing is on while I'm plugging it
in. Then when the brew stand is ready to go, I flip the switch at the GFCI to power the whole
system. I we...
Posted in thread: Scorching issues? w/ 4500W ULWD element?!? on 06-29-2016 at 08:53 PM
I think you have your answer. :)Seeing the volume go down in the sight glass does indicate that
your bag "stuck" and your pump emptied the liquid below the bag. Good luck.