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Posted in thread: Element position in kettle on 05-29-2015 at 05:33 PM
Sanitary just has to be very smooth so there are no crevices for gunk to stick in and harbor
bacteria. Not an issue on a brew kettle. That is a good backup plan if the soldering doesn't
work. Good luc...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 05:48 PM
Glad to hear this SCR has a chance of working. I'll break most of the wire holes out of the
gang box so it will be reasonably well ventilated.
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 02:30 PM
Answering my own questions. Read that using a device designed for 50Hz unit at 60Hz means
higher current, higher temp and greater chance of failure. Also you get 17% less power out if I
understand it ...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 12:05 PM
I sent the seller a question regarding this SCR. I asked if it was designed for 50Hz or 60 Hz.
The answer came back 50Hz. There was no mention of this is the item description, but I read in
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 03:05 AM
Thanks, I will just be controlling the one element with this thing. And I did buy DPST 30amp
switch so I won't be fatiguing the spa panel breaker. Also picked up a plastic single gang
outlet box for t...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 09:05 PM
I'm looking at threads on wiring up SCRs and they seem to indicate the two hots go in to the
SCR and two outputs go out to the element, like I drew in my schematic. I'm not done
researching that yet t...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 08:27 PM
OK I will put a DPST switch in the loop to be able to de-energize, although the 50amp spa panel
gfci breaker would work for that right?I only surmised that the wiring went this way because
the SCR has...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 07:46 PM
By the way, this is the SCR I bought. Two lugs for incoming power, two for outgoing. I can only
assume it is meant to be wired with the two hots for 240V in and two wires out. I suppose this
means it ...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 06:36 PM
Here's a drawing of the schematic I'm thinking of. It shows the main panel, four wire to the
spa panel, then three wire to the element with the SCR inline on the two hots. I have to
research how a GFC...
Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 05:48 PM
Thanks for the info. I installed 10/3 Romex from the main to the spa panel so I have a neutral
and a ground running into the box. I thought the additional gfci 50amp breaker in the spa panel
would be ...