I am at a bit of a loss here - I am trying to design a RIMS controller and I don't have the necessary knowledge of electrical parts/design to figure out what I need. Leave it to the pros at this point would be best but I am going to build this myself and I could use some help figuring out what it is exactly that I need.
The plan is this:
A PID controlling a 4500 watt element in my HLT (an igloo cooler) and a second PID controlling a 2000 watt element in the RIMS. I want to put a push-pull killswitch in the circuit prior to anything else so I can cut power to everything if I need too. There would also need to be an on/off switch for the pump. The power source for all of this would be a 240VAC 60 amp plug originally meant for a dryer.
Generally, what do I need to put into this to make everything work without starting on fire or otherwise ruining my life? Is there somewhere I can find this information for myself, a good website or book meant for those of us who aren't electricians or industrial automation specialists?
Primary - Nothing.
Secondary - Nothing.
Bottled - Nothing.
This semester needs to end. Now.