I'm sure this topic has been beat to death, but after an exhaustive search of the forum, I haven't quite found the discussions that I'm after.
Paul Blatz from the AHA forum directed me here, to pose the following question:
I'm looking to add a 240V 4500W heating element to a kettle.
I had previously expected to operate it with a switch, but was informed by a friend that this is a very bad idea & will likely fry the switch in short order.
I've looked at the control boxes on highgravitybrew.com & am not entirely impressed.
I think my $ would be better spent on something a little more accurate.
Does anyone have the ability to instruct me on how I would go about using a SSR & PID, to control my element?
Can anyone provide wiring diagrams, for a very basic build?
Would I be on the right track buy purchasing the following parts?
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... 359346fe77
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... ducts_id=9
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=108
Thanks, in advance.