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Old 02-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #11
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Thank you. I'm going to take the lessons learned from this smoker project, and apply them to an electric rims system.

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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Before you get an SSR, figure out what your electrical load will be. If it's less than 3 amps, then you can use the built in relay. If it's over 3 amps, get the SSR.

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #13
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Before you get an SSR, figure out what your electrical load will be. If it's less than 3 amps, then you can use the built in relay. If it's over 3 amps, get the SSR.
I'm planning on using an electric smoker element. I'm not sure what the watts are on it yet, but I'm sure it will be more than 3 amps.

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #14
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Just foun the watts. 1500, so around 13 amps.

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #15
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Looks like a 20-25 amp SSR and heat sink are in your future.

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #16
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Yep, I ordered this one today. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390160222868
I did not do the heat sink though. How critical is it?

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:47 PM   #17
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Yep, I ordered this one today. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390160222868
I did not do the heat sink though. How critical is it?
13A on a 25A SSR? It's vital. It'll burn up in minutes w/o one.

 
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:15 AM   #18
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Ok it's covered. I just ordered this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120532040780
Thanks for the heads up.

 
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