Control Panel (Part 1)


STEP 9: Install Volt/Amp meters

The amp and volt meters are used to display the AC voltage being fed to the panel and the current consumption. 

Neither are truly required for the brewing operation. They simply give us piece of mind that things are operating as expected.

The meters have side tabs that are used to snap them into place.

To ensure a better seal from the outside (the protection rating is unknown), apply a bead of all purpose kitchen/bath silicone sealant around all sides of the meter on the inside of the control panel after snapping them in place.

The amp meter requires a 50 amp shunt which is typically sold with the meter as the two are matched for use together. We'll be installing the shunt in part 2 of the control panel instructions.

 Amp/Volt meters:

Volt meter installed and caulked with silicone sealant: