Burst Fire Triac
- Just wanted to share with those newbies out there....
If your like me and bought a Still Spirits Boiler and need to lower
the watts for a nice slow distillation you should definitely look at
getting the Sutronics Burst Fire Triac... BFM240-13 the unit costs
about 30 pound.
I then went to Jaycar and bought a housing, some heatsync paste, and
an extension cord and circular crimp fittings.
My box is 150 x 150 x 100 aluminium and acts as an excellent
Cut extension cord in half, watch expression on wifes face.. trust
me priceless... ;-) Attach the ends of the extension cord to the
triac unit using the crimps.
Drilled a 10mm hole in the box, slapped heatsync paste on the triac
unit and spread it out. Attached to the box and tighten the nut..
(I also bought a 240V fan, but after assembly the unit doesnt get
hot enough to need it)
Fasten the cable inside the box (stop it being accidentally pulled
out) using whatever method.. ie large amount of silicon, duct tape
Now if anyone out there thinks what i have done is bad speak up, i
know playing with 240V is all bad... I just love my new unit and
had to share, i'd previously been to scared to try.
Oh and i've updated my archives... Improve the way it sorts by
author and email address.