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Posted in thread: Bad News Brewery - Control Panel on 12-04-2012 at 11:03 AM
Kevin, if you end up having bad luck with getting it replaced, trying sending a pm to
zeus53219. He's packing up my contactors right now, and if he has them asks $22 each plus
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 12-01-2012 at 12:11 PM
Sorry but I must disagree. Unless your control panel falls into your boil kettle, what is the
reason for killing the feed? If it did fall into the BK, the gfci would take care of that
anyway. Killing ...
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 12-01-2012 at 03:18 AM
I went back and forth on the EPO method and opted for the GFCI trip. I looked into proper shunt
trip beakers but they're damn costly so opted against. Tripping the GFCI is the next best thing
in my op...
Posted in thread: Contactor Question on 11-30-2012 at 11:33 PM
OK, so it really is more of a fail safe or safety item. Not really required but foolish not to
use one.Without a contactor in a 240v system your PID would only be able to output between
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 11-30-2012 at 10:20 PM
Should work nicely. I feel the contactor is a more reliable device for an e-stop. Throwing in
the gfci shunt is extra insurance. Redundancy is a good thing in this circuit.Once your
question made me s...
Posted in thread: SSR types on 11-30-2012 at 09:37 PM
That will work just fine. (Provided your PID outputs between 3-32V DC)Actually, I'm going to
have to (potentially) rescind that. An SCR could potentially be used find for this purpose, I'm
not sure if...
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 11-30-2012 at 02:24 PM
Besides the additional cost for a DPST (1-NO, 1-NC) e-stop, I love the idea. Grateful for this
thread for inspiring me to go this route. I like saving money where I can, but if there's an
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 11-30-2012 at 12:20 PM
I've modified my diagram to have my E-Stop kill the coil to my main contactor as well as trip
my GFI. proper way to do that is with a shunt trip breaker in the panel. Problem is that I
can't find a G...
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 11-30-2012 at 01:54 AM
Are you aware of leakage through the ssr? You may get a dim light with the ssr off. I was aware
of the leakage, hadn't really contemplated the repercussions on the two element heating lights
as they w...
Posted in thread: Electrical Diagram feedback for a 50A HERMS Build on 11-29-2012 at 11:02 PM
After months of research and pondering, I've finally finalized plans, and started ordering
components. With that said, I've drawn up what I believe to be a fairly standard 50A, 2 PID, 2
5500W Burner, ...