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Old 05-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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These are generic photo. Calling all electricians, Looking for an easy wiring diagram to wire this up to run my BK!! 5500W heating element - 40A SSR - Bakatronics FK804.


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Old 05-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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First I had to figure out what the FK804 was... then I thought you were crazy, but now I see the light... Interesting concept


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Can the duty cycle of the SSR handle the on/off cycles? I have no idea how fast the PWM rheostat cycles but it must be many times a second, no?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #4
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Idea of PWM controller came from this link: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/pwm-...ontrol-159193/

Details are in thread, I'm just looking for where to connect what wires :-) if possible to explain.
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Can the duty cycle of the SSR handle the on/off cycles? I have no idea how fast the PWM rheostat cycles but it must be many times a second, no?
Yes SSR can handle it!!
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if you don't know how to hook this up i don't know that it's a good idea to do it yourself. electricity + liquid = death
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:20 AM   #7
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I'm considering constructing something similar, but I am not an expert. Try PM'ing Walker or P-J. I borrowed this diagram from P-J:



A 30A switch may be safer for the 5500W element.
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if you don't know how to hook this up i don't know that it's a good idea to do it yourself. electricity + liquid = death
Death making beer!! That's the way I want
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