would this be suitable as a control pannel enclosure. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Automated Brewing Forum > would this be suitable as a control pannel enclosure.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
maida7
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,827
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts



I'm building a brutus style rims system. I need a box to use as a control panel. What do you think about this one? The price is right.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
The10mmKid
 
The10mmKid's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2013
Home of the Wright Brothers
Posts: 842
Liked 101 Times on 74 Posts


Looks doable. Should be easy to work with.

It's not water-tite by any means.
Looks like you'll have to seal the unused knockouts.

Be careful with the SSR heatsink. I have no experience with how warm they get.

'da Kid

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
maida7
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,827
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts


I'm not using a heat sink so no worries. I don't have any ssr's just the pid and a 24v transformer to control 2 furnace valves with standing pilot lights. At least I don't think I need an ssr or a heatsink.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
maida7
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,827
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts


on further inspection the pids are 4" deep. I think I need a 6" deep box. I may just make my own out of plywood.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
muhteeus
 
muhteeus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Irving, Texas
Posts: 238
Liked 20 Times on 14 Posts


http://www.factorymation.com/Product...12N1206LP.html

__________________
Catahoula Brewing

My Automated Brewery WIP

Kegged: El Dorado Pale Ale, Cider V2.0
Fermenting:Cran-Apple Cider, Sour-Funk Cran-Apple Cider.
Bottled: Jah-lap-uh-no (Jalapeno Cream Ale), Four You (Orange Chocolate Oatmeal Stout)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what did you use as an enclosure for your control panel? rockinmarty Electric Brewing 23 02-25-2013 10:01 PM
Control panel enclosure oldbucket For Sale 0 12-19-2012 01:49 PM
Control Box Enclosure vaheel Electric Brewing 3 01-21-2012 01:37 AM
possible control panel enclosure? HHP Electric Brewing 78 11-29-2011 04:44 PM
Control Panel Enclosure - DIY? Psych Electric Brewing 18 07-15-2011 09:41 AM


Forum Jump