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14027Re: Double Element control

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  • mwmccaw
    Sep 1, 2003
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      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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