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Old 09-09-2011, 01:00 PM   #11
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Going to throw one more question out there...

I see some discussion about running the element at 75% - 80% to control the boil. I'm not clear how this is done. I haven't played with the PID much so I don't know much more beyond setting the Sv to 212F. I assume taht this may cause to the element to be active the entire time and cause an aggressive boil.

Can some explain how to manage a 75% element rating?

Thanks!

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Just put the PID in manual mode and then you can change the percent of power being delivered to the element. It is one of the really great features of your PID.
From the SYL-2352 manual.

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4.2.2 Display change
Press the SET key to change the display mode. The display can be changed
between display modes 1 and 2.
4.2.3 Manual/Automatic mode switch
Bumpless switching between PID mode and Manual mode can be performed
by pressing the A/M key. The A-M LED will light up when the controller is in
Manual mode. In Manual mode, the output amplitude can be increased or
decreased by pressing ▲ and ▼(display mode 2).
Please note that manual control is initially disabled (A/M=2). To activate
the manual control, set A/M=0 or 1.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:38 PM   #13
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Awesome! Had no idea it was that easy. Thx PJ.
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