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14027Re: Double Element control

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  • mwmccaw
    Sep 1, 2003
      Shane, there are plans for exactly that form of control in "The
      Compleat Distiller" You can implement the method either with plugs
      and sockets or with switches.
      Mike McCaw

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Shane Kirkman"
      <shanekirkman@y...> wrote:
      > How,s this for controlling a double element still, that has plugin
      > or cords, 240v. Say a 1.5k & a 1.7k for example.
      > 1: For heat up and fast stripping runs, have both elements plugged
      in and
      > on(separate wall supplies).3.2k
      > 2: For stripping or high heat runs, have one of the elements
      turned on. 1.5k
      > or 1.7k.
      > 3:For low heat runs 797w, have a double socket and power cord,
      rewired to
      > serial instead of parallel. Example: Take a duel wall socket, wire
      > 3core flex in series instead of parallel, standard wall plug other
      end. Plug
      > in both elements-plug in wall plug = 797. Yes? No?
      > Wall socket housed in a safe box of course. Or if you can find the
      > duel socket/cord just a matter of rewirering it.
      > Only learning electronics so don't be too hard on me if I am wrong
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