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Old 02-08-2010, 03:15 AM   #21
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With a SSR would this work for a PID for a 5500w element?

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:15 AM   #22
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code rage so you think the cheaper would be good? or the 1 that is a little more for the 20amp for cooling? i think it was $10 more for that 1.


i have ordered plenty of stuff from hong kong you just need to be calm as it will take a week to 2 to get here.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:47 AM   #23
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If they make a 20 amp version for 10 bucks more then I would get it.

I run my keezer on a PID with a 3A contact, shh dont tell any one It all depends on the quality of the internal relay. For 10 extra bucks I would go for the bigger one.

Midnigh7- yes it could but you will need a DC power supply to turn the SSR off and on with. That is if the SSR has a DC coil.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:28 AM   #24
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If they make a 20 amp version for 10 bucks more then I would get it.

I run my keezer on a PID with a 3A contact, shh dont tell any one It all depends on the quality of the internal relay. For 10 extra bucks I would go for the bigger one.

Midnigh7- yes it could but you will need a DC power supply to turn the SSR off and on with. That is if the SSR has a DC coil.
Hey Code, I wonder what a Fluke meter would read on MAX & MIN amp recorded readings on the keezer compressor starting up vs running amperage? I bet it's way above that 3 amp rated contact in your PID unit. I bet it's screaming ouch inside but holding on.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:01 AM   #25
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He did say not to tell anyone

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:54 AM   #26
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A "El Cheapo" Radio Crap relay controlled by the PID contacts would be a lot cheaper to replace than a PID unit besides the higher amperage capacity of the relay contacts. I went tru a hot tub stat that was having pitting and sticking contact problems causing temps all over the place. After spending $85 for a net stat I wired it to a relay and let the relay take a hammering. With this addition the stat would maintain within 0.10*F for years without welded and pitted stat contacts.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:16 PM   #27
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I actually just got mine installed and it works great! Took like three weeks for shipping though.

the buttons are a bit cheesy, but the programming is intuitive and it's very accurate.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:03 PM   #28
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I'm sold, mine is on it's way.

I've ordered half a dozen times overseas via ebay the past few years, never a problem. My PayPal account is tied to my credit card so no merchandise within 60 days I dispute the charge, funds go back to my account and someone other than me eats the $30.

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #29
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@Bjornbrewer - Which one, the 20A one or the 10A one? Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:43 PM   #30
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With a SSR would this work for a PID for a 5500w element?
No, it's not a PID for one and it doesn't have a SSR output. You could just hook up a element straight to it, but you would just have on/off control.
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