Re: Controller or not?
- Thanks Robert and Tony for your replies,
Ok, I can see now that this SSR will no good for me, back to saving
for the BFM 240-13 $114 aud.
Getting back to flooding thing, I think Tony was refering to a 1500
watt element. So the 1100 watt element might be ok when you
concider heat losses if I don't insulate the paint drum boiler? I
suppose I 'll have to try it to find out.
BTW, I wonder if anyone in OZ builds a controller using the BFM240-
13 module for sale?
--- In email@example.com, Tony Smith <tony9812001@...>
> I would agree that you do not flood the column.
> The BFM 240 13 unit mentioned is used to control
> heating elements rated at up to 240 volts AC at a
> current capacity of 13 amps.
> This will work with either of the heating elements
> that you have.
> This is a Triac AC controlled output. A triac is a
> solid state switch which switches the voltage on and
> off to the heating element (load).
> Just make sure that you mount the unit as needed. This
> means a heat sink. The heat sink is a plate of
> aluminum (refer to the data sheet) that has a hole (10
> mm I think) that the control knob is placed through
> and retained with a nut. Be sure to use a heat
> transfer paste when you are mounting it.
> The Solid State Relay 4-32VDC Control, Switches
> 240VAC, @40A is not what you want. Because it
> requires the use of a 32VDC control system. It is not
> worth your time to go that way unless you are involved
> with electronics and want to for the fun of it.
> The BFM 240 13 is just a simple mount and wire unit
> which is the way to go.
> Just make the control unit with a receptacle and put a
> plug on each of your heating elements. That way you
> can run either one of your units one at a time.
> Have fun!