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LOLMisterSteve124 wrote:...was using 2 hots of the same phase. Got everything working now though thankfully.
ExpatLad wrote:Much appreciated for any and all feed back; and thank you again for your patience in reading.
ExpatLad wrote:Last question, and I think its one that hasn't been covered in any thread I've found thus far.... What gauge of wire would be safe for use within the build itself? solid core or twisted or either.
peanutaxis wrote:Sorry to barge in. Does anyone know of a way to measure the output of a phase angle controller or motor speed controller? I tried using my voltmeter but it just said 240 volts of course!
mildly fanatical wrote:It seems to me there may be an easier way to control your temperature , the same way most industrial machines do it ,using electronic's designed for the job
there are a wide range of digital temperature controllers available for a reasonable price
here is an example
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100V-240V-PID-D ... bbc1f52a...
sambedded wrote:Let say you set full power - and voltmeter shows 220v. Everything is correct. Then you start decreasing power, turn you knob 10 degree, 20.. 30.. What the f.. It still shows you 220V ! You can probably think - my controller doesn't work, but no. This voltmeter will show you constantly 220 V on 100%-50% of power interval. And only when your heating element starts getting less than 50% of power - voltmeter reading start declining.
rad14701 wrote:On every power controller I've ever built the voltmeter gives an accurate reading over the entire power range... Not sure where you got your information from but it surely doesn't match my real world findings... If you really want an accurate voltage reading you can connect it to the two power terminals on the element itself, but across anywhere in the output circuit should provide the same readings...
I see from previous posts that this is a burst fire controller rather than a phase angle and normally used with a hotplate, we have a 3KVA heating element which will be mounted in the keg,
Can this still be used to control the element? .
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