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Question about one vessel build. EZBoil & On/Off switch

 
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Question about one vessel build. EZBoil & On/Off switch Reply with quote


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Hi All. First post...

I'm planning a simple one vessel build. My intention is to use my pot heat heat strike water, heat sparge water and boil. No pumps.

I plan on using...

Auberin EZboil
4500 or 5500 Watt element from this site
220V

I envision a pretty simple interface on the control end of things. The only switch that I'd imagine I'll need is an on/off switch. But I'm not sure what kind of switch I'd be using. Does it need to be rated at 30 watt?

This is the only switch I've really come across that's rated for 30 amps...

https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-3032-2-Toggle-Double-Pole-Grounding/dp/B00271GTQY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=theelectricbrewery-20&linkId=64f297e08a8dee799a30ebb707f98942&language=en_US

The switches on the electric brewery site seem to be rated at 10 amps. Is this cause they're using an additional SSR?

Thanks.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!

The switch needs to be rated for the current it carries which will be close to 19-23A. Normally that would be a 30A switch. Now that said, we don't use or recommend switches in our design. We use contactors or relays which are basically remote controlled high current switches. Take a look here in the "How it works" section: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/control-panel-part-2?page=13

I'd recommend building something similar with a PID/switch/SSR/relay/ but for only one kettle. You can leave out the meters too.

If you prefer, wait a bit as we'll have a single kettle control panel out in the new year too. Meant for extract brewers or all grain brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) brewers. This simplified control panel will be for controlling a single heating element. This single vessel control panel will use the same design principles and safety features as our the 3 vessel control panels available today. Once available, an announcement will be made through our newsletter and on Facebook/Twitter.

Cheers!

Kal

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