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Posted in thread: Wiring and Componet selection help on 12-09-2011 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for the info. I have a Mechanical background, not Electrical, so I will have questions
still i'm sure. I am reading Kal's site. Great info. Just a quick question. Should the switches
that I get...
Posted in thread: Help me identify my 240v plug? on 12-09-2011 at 08:51 PM
That is a NEMA 6-50. It wouldn't be the first time I've seen some one install a 50 amp
receptacle on a 60 amp breaker, and they will even use 8awg wire.Have it checked out to be
Posted in thread: Amp, gauge, duty cycle recommendations on 12-02-2011 at 07:32 PM
It all depends on your supply. If your plugging into an old dryer outlet that has a 3 wire
supply, then you will only have 240 to use. If you have a newer outlet, or are running directly
from the pane...
Posted in thread: GFCI options... will this work? on 12-01-2011 at 10:23 PM
Everything on the supply side is unprotected. If one of the suplly wires shorts to the
enclosure, GFCI will not protect you. If you incoming power cable gets exposed (or something
cuts into it) your G...
Posted in thread: Why are controllers so expensive? on 12-01-2011 at 10:01 PM
here is the commercial equivilent. This is the cheapest around at $119. plus you will have to
buy the programing software for $395. You will have to know how to create PLC ladder logic or
pay some one...
Posted in thread: Motorized Grain Mill - Drive Shaft Questions on 12-01-2011 at 03:46 PM
That is the exact type gearbox i thought. A clamp on coupling might work to connect the output
shaft to your mill, make sure you order it for the EXACT size shafts.Now for the input, it is
what i thou...
Posted in thread: control for 120 and 240v system? on 12-01-2011 at 03:29 PM
OP: The short answer, YES, but it all depends on how you wire it. Birvine: YES, SSR use very
little input current(around 0.02 amps), so you can parallel them and not overload the PID.
Posted in thread: GFCI options... will this work? on 12-01-2011 at 03:20 PM
Never seen that one before, but from the description on Levitons website. It is only rated for
20 amps, but can sense 240 volt. you have to use a contactor to get a higher amp rating.IMO a
'Spa GFCI D...
Posted in thread: Motorized Grain Mill - Drive Shaft Questions on 12-01-2011 at 01:48 AM
So you have a not so simple problem. The Monster Mill's shaft is designed for a 1/2" drill
chuck, not a standard Keyed coupling. you will need to find a Shaft coupling that will be able
to clamp on th...
Posted in thread: Planned simple 1 element build on 12-01-2011 at 01:19 AM
My bad, when i looked at the wiring diagram i thought he had the SSR and Controler running 120
off the ground. Should put my beer down when posting.:mug: