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Old 10-16-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Fermentation Temperature Controller Sanity Check

I am not an electrical guy at all. I'm looking for advice, flaws, or any input really. Be rough I want to get it right before I wire it all up. I have some of the parts in the image and am sourcing some of the rest.

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First the Parts:

Green lines are ground, Red are hot, black neutral

1. GFCI http://www.amazon.com/TRC-90265-6-01...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

2. PLUG http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-R03-05...202479&sr=8-19

3. Busbar http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

4. SPST Switch, no link but it is 20A @ 125V

5. Fuse Holder - Planning on .25A Quick Burn for the PID and 20A for the SSR

6. Auber SYL-2362 (those wires should hit pins 1 and 2) http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=106

7. 40A SSR http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...products_id=30

8. 15A Wall Outlet http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-689-E-...7202698&sr=8-1

9. Indicator Lights 125V 1/2W

Now the Questions

-Do you see anything wrong here?
-Can I wire the indicator directly to the toggle
-Do I need any more fuses? (indicator lights?)
-Any special considerations when mounting this in an enclosure?
-Should I ground anything else?


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I'm planning to use 12AWG wire

Not sure on the enclosure yet but may be metal, may be plastic.

That is a heat sink under the SSR

This is to run a freezer as a fermentation chamber. I want to just snake the thermocouple into the freezer and plug the freezer into this. The enclosure will be portable.


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Old 10-16-2010, 05:25 AM   #2
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I used a Ranco single stage digital controller and wired in an extension cord for feeding in power and for an outlet to the freezer cord.

Wouldn't this work for your plan?


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Got the image working so it should be clearer now. I would like to be able to use this to run a RIMS tube as well down the road. That's why I'm looking for the PID/SSR combo.
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He would also like the option of launching a missile.
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Why the SSR and why 12ga wire? What are you controlling that would need it? A PID control with on/off contacts can easily handle a freezer compressor...
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Why the SSR and why 12ga wire? What are you controlling that would need it? A PID control with on/off contacts can easily handle a freezer compressor...
That PID only has 3A internal. I'm also sizing for driving a 120V element in a RIMS tube in the future with minimal changes.
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I have pcs lounging all around obtaining airborne debris. Seems to us that we could use that you method fermentation times. We've observed some hardware pass on boards though the types We've observed to date are only about the boundaries of any compressor. Anyone know of a single that would create a 'decent' heap or maybe what's merely work with one to drive another pass on? I had in addition need a suggestion pertaining to temperatures insight.

I have to proceed heat and also awesome. I want to be able to, as an example, method a Belgian wherever an individual normally maintain your fermentation lower after which it let/force the idea to raise to some distinct temporary. Which and also doing d-rest for a lager after which it gradually cooling the idea down to lager temperature.


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