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Old 06-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #11
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BTW, does anyone have any experience with wiring up PIDs? I would like to modify the the following design pictured below (credit goes to Disintegr8or for the drawing) to control more than one heater. But I'm not sure if this is even possible without buying 3 separate PIDs.



I have drawn up a similar wiring diagram that I think may work but I don't have any electrical experience and I'm not really sure if I have done it correctly. If anyone could tell me whether or not I am on the right track I would really appreciate it!


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Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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That looks ok. If it's just for the boil kettle you can get rid of the second ssr and just run the second element either on or off.

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #13
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OK, it sounds like I should probably go for an additional heat stick to help with getting up to boil a bit faster. Or maybe I will go with three elements.
Two elements is already one too many, but if your so inclined go for it! IMO of course... Cheers!

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #14
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BTW, does anyone have any experience with wiring up PIDs? I would like to modify the the following design pictured below (credit goes to Disintegr8or for the drawing) to control more than one heater. But I'm not sure if this is even possible without buying 3 separate PIDs.
If you have more than one main power circuit coming into your control panel, you can use 3 separate SSR's to switch them to each element. I can't speak to other PIDs, but the ones from Auber can usually control 5 or more SSR's simultaneously.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:00 AM   #15
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Just remember -- every element you use, is an element you will have to clean! Not that it's difficult or anything, but having to wash 3 of 'em seems like something that would get old quickly.

As for wattage, I have found that a 5500W element running at about 60% (around 3300W) does a good job of maintaining a solid boil in 12 gallons.

 
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