Wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram to suit this that they could show me? Setup will be:
240v 4-pin dryer plug outlet (30amp breaker) to one of those 17 foot 8 gauge wire dryer cords with a 30amp gfci built into it (Ebay). That will feed into my control box and the wires will connect directly to something, ie: no plug on that end. One Auber PID controlling a 40amp Auber SSR w/heatsink. One thermoprobe to kettle.
This will run a 4500watt element, and everything will be done in a single kettle. Brew in a bag (BIAB) style mostly, I'm thinking. No pumps or anything like that.
I want a light in there indicating if the element is on, and would like a switch to flip to actually turn the element on, separate of power to the PID. Need to be able to monitor temps in the kettle using the PID without having the element on.
I'm limited on budget for this but already have the kettle, PID/SSR/thermoprobe and a usable steel box. I'd like to go as cheap as possible while still being safe
Thanks so much, amazing how much I didn't think about when I first figured I'd put an element in a kettle and just heat water up