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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby artooks » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:17 am

Just finished my SSR controller, been working on it for the last 2 weeks. Working Great
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby Still Life » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:24 am

Looks good, Artooks.
You've really come a long way since you first joined.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby artooks » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Thanks Still Life appreciate that.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:50 pm

Still Life wrote:Looks good, Artooks.
You've really come a long way since you first joined.


Agreed. Artooks, I told you that you would get it. Now you know how a CCVM is built and run, how a proper controller is built, etc. Now you just have to experiment and learn the other 95% of the stuff. :lol:

It is a continuing journey, good luck in your education. You are well on the path to enlightenment. :)
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby artooks » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:04 pm

Thank you RedwoodHillyBilly you really helped me a lot in my journey, with your intensive help I have built my CCVM still which I love it, now I am trying to learn distilling different spirits, thank a million times.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:32 pm

You're welcome. It was my pleasure to help you come along. If I'm ever in Turkey, I expect to sample some of your wares. I'm sure that they will be of the highest quality.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby artooks » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:46 pm

Whenever you want RedwoodHillyBilly, it would be a pleasure.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby Nunyo » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:27 am

This is a great thread that gave me lots of ideas for my first controller build. To all those that contributed, thanks for the inspiration. My setup is 220/240v with a 5500 watt heater. Best of all is that it works perfectly though I have only used it to heat up water as I am still completing my flute column.

Below is what I came up with and built including my parts list. Hopefully this will be helpful to others looking to build their own controllers.

Here is a breakdown of all the parts.

I used this SCR controller. I bought 2 so I have a spare.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC110V-220V-10 ... 3432913042

This dial face for the above controller. This wasn't needed but i thought it added a finished touch to the enclosure.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M9GZIC1

This NMEA enclosure. I could have gone cheaper but I wanted one that was rugged with plenty of room inside:
tps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OG1X7K4

I used this circuit breaker as the power switch. I could have used a simple 220v 30a wall type switch but I wanted something a bit more robust:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013SWPSY4/

These rails to mount the above breaker in the box. I cut the rail to fit the box and used standoffs and long screws to mount the rail so the face of the breaker would stick out through the face of the enclosure.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0159JLOCE

This digital amp/volt meter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YY1KOHA

This 30amp L6 30R and L6-30P outlet and plug. I bought a couple of these so I had an outlet for my wall and for my controller box.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/30-Amp-250-Vol ... 3309669606

This 220/240v fan for keeping the controller enclosure nice and cool.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/220V-240V-8cm- ... 2756981482

These fan filters for keeping dust out of the enclosure. One went on the intake side and I used a standard fan grill over the fan side which pushes out.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00315C03G/

And finally, this 5500w tri clamp heater element that has an L6-30P plug connection on it. It made it nice and easy to disconnect the power from the heater while leaving the heater in the boiler.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075KHLJ69/

Below are photos of the complete box and a picture when I was doing my testing after the build.
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby Tony1964 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 am

Nearly finished, made from an IP67 first aid unit from Ikea
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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby Baldy_1 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:28 am

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Re: Let's see your controller box

Postby 6 Row Joe » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:34 am

Just a simple PID controller for a 2000w. element. It works well but you still have to adjust it to raise the temp. I just bought a 1400w element and a Variable router control and tested it yesterday. On high it gets a bit warm but I may just plug the element into the wall to warm the pot up then use the controller to reduce the input.
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