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Posted in thread: Need RTD Recommendations on 01-27-2015 at 06:03 PM
I would recommend against going to eBay for your RTD, as they don't always seem to have the
thread size advertised. Amazon has them and they do arrived e with correct sizing, but mine
took a couple we...
Posted in thread: Thin wires on amp/Volt meter? on 01-19-2015 at 08:47 PM
It is the same type I was thinking of, I just have one that has the torroid permanently
attached to the back of the meter. Just run your main power in wire through the ring and you
should be good to g...
Posted in thread: contactor question on 01-19-2015 at 03:37 PM
Yeah, that should work fine
Posted in thread: oxiclean free on 01-19-2015 at 03:33 PM
Mix it about 2 to 1 with TSP 90, it will dissolve pretty much anything. So much more effective
than straight oxyclean
Posted in thread: Thin wires on amp/Volt meter? on 01-19-2015 at 03:27 PM
Any chance you can post a picture of the back of your ammeter? Usually the torroid ones don't
ship with wire for the amperage, you just route your main power feed through it in a loop. I
may be misund...
Posted in thread: contactor question on 01-19-2015 at 02:30 PM
That works fine as long as you want both devices to always be powered together. The legs of the
contactor use separate conductors so each leg is okay up to the contactor's current rating
Posted in thread: PID/SSR alternative (moved from Automated Brewing Forum) on 01-19-2015 at 01:02 PM
Okay, that one I don't even know how to begin to approach. Might be worth posting to the
eevblog forums, if it can be done I bet someone on there knows how.
Posted in thread: PID/SSR alternative (moved from Automated Brewing Forum) on 01-19-2015 at 10:50 AM
All of the SSRs I have fire from 3-32 volts, so you shouldn't have a problem driving them from
an arduino's 5v out. You might need to set up a transistor amplifier if the arduino can't send
Posted in thread: On/off switch - necessary? on 01-19-2015 at 10:40 AM
My current build has a key switch for main power, went without one at first and had to redo the
entire power feed when I decided not having main power on/off bothered me. I used a 1.5 pole
Posted in thread: Thin wires on amp/Volt meter? on 01-19-2015 at 10:03 AM
How does the meter measure amperage? Three ways I have seen are wires in and out of the unit,
external metal shunts, and through a torroid ring on the back. With the first one you are
limited by the u...