So got the 240 outlet installed yesterday (by an electrician, expensive but better safe than sorry) and tested my control box. Had a problem at first and it kept tripping the GFCI breaker. After rewiring everything and trying again got the same result.
So started following the current and flipping the breakers on the inside to determine what is causing the problem. Found out that I had the laptop charger (which im using to convert 120 to both 12-18VDC and 5VDC to power the pumps and arduino) was causing the problem.
Took a little research and fiddling but found out that I had the neutral going into adapter connected to ground instead of neutral and was causing the trip. Fixed and the box worked great (even with the loud noise from the contactors
Ordered the wrong size element housing from BrewersHardware on accident so had to have him send me two of the right size and returning the other ones, so havent got the elements wired completely yet, but they are coming today.
Need to stop by the hardware store and get some thermal glue to install the temp probe on the brew kettle thermowell and a plug for the rims tube as Im not using a float switch currently.
Later today when I get off work and probably sunday Ill run some test with water to make sure the PID is working right with the arduino and then make my first batch.
Its been about 6 months since I started and looking forward to seeing it in action
As for the Android side of things, Im going on leave for 2 weeks and will have time to finish the interface then. The control box is already setup to talk to the android and viceversa but need to finish the interface and functions on the Android side. Should take me a day or two of solid programming to get it done
(Also will be starting another project as soon as this is up and running, not gonna say much but it will include 4 taps, chilled mixed drinks and automation. So if interested keep eyes open for that)