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Old 02-27-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
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I purchased 2 controllers off ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-Digital-Tem...item3efcf4a288 and I had an idea to heat my HLT with a 1500w heat stick and use this as a controller after the purchase. The spec says that Relay contact capacity (Heating): 10A (max) 250 V, I figure a 110v 1500w heating element draws about 13.6 amps. Would I burn the controller or would the element just work with less efficiency? Thanks!


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Old 02-27-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
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At best, you burn up your controller. At worst, you'll burn your house down.


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Old 02-27-2010, 04:17 AM   #3
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Duly noted.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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Interface the heater out contacts to a relay with 20A rated contacts.

Head down to an electrical supply store and tell them you need a single phase contactor or relay with 20A rated contacts and a 120VAC coil voltage.

Piece of cake.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help Casey, I knew it was possible some way. Oh and by the way welcome to the board!


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