Greetings from Florida P-j,
That diagram is very similar to what I'm seeking. Can you please tweak it for the following scenario (and advise if the Auberins box is big enough, or what size box I need).
1-pid with SSr and heatsink to control/monitor 2 elements. element #1 is 5500watt 240 v mounted in 50 qt pot w/rtd installed.
element 2 is 1650w 120v heatstick that is portable.
Want a element selector switch to chose which element to use, an alarm switch for the pid ( with lighted alarm buzzer).
Want lighted indicators for each element when on.
Don't have one yet, but want a pump switch and indicator light for a pump.
So on the front panel I'm looking at 1 pid, 3 switches, and 4 lights.
was considereing having a locking masater on/off power switch with indicator light either on front or on top of box.
The power to the control box is a 240v 30 amp 4 wire gfi cord. Can the cord be hardwired in the box, or should it be a plug in attachment?
The cord will plug into a dryer outlet.
I'll need an outlet on one side of the box for the 240 v element, and an outlet on the other side for the pump and the 1650 w 120 v heatstick.
The SSR and heatsink will go on back or on top...depending on the room.
Am I forgetting anything?
thanks for any insight
Originally Posted by P-J
Here is a diagram that I think will fit your needs fairly well. It uses 1 PID and can be easily set up in an Auber Instruments project box. It is planned for a 30A 240V feed (dryer outlet) and gives you the ability to do what I understand as your mission. Please keep in mind that it is critical that you use GFCI protection for your brew panel. I also have diagrams to set that up using an inexpensive SPA Panel ($50) from HomeDepot if you need it.
As always - click on the image to see a full scale image that is printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")
Please let me know what you think.
As another thought for you. You only need a single temperature probe that would be placed in the HLT. You do not need (or want) a temp probe in the boil kettle. The Auber Instruments PID SYL-2352 has a 'manual mode' that allows you to control your boil rate there. It's a simple button press on the PID.