BIABer, Beer Math Nerd, ePanel Designer, Pilot
- May 14, 2014
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Well, The Electric Brewery did sponsor that set of videos... I suspect Brian may have gotten the kit for free, or at a steep discount.Gotcha, no worries, I did see his videos and I was interested in his wiring video only to see that he got the control panel kit from The Electric Brewery haha.
I will say that my design, is more "elegant" than TEB's w.r.t. the safe start interlock. TEB adds an additional relay to the design in order to implement the safe start. I figured out a way to do it without the extra relay by making the main power contactor (relay) self latching. I haven't looked at the TEB design in detail, but I suspect they may have other components that are not really necessary, that add cost to the system.
However, if you want something more like a Heathkit, with detailed step by step instructions, they are a better place to start than one of my schematic only designs. It all depends on the builder's desires, skills, comfort level, and budget.