building a controller

building a controller

Postby wvuarmyeng » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm

i am changing my smoker from pellet hopper to electric (used a smoke daddy unit, love it but think its a tad under sized for the unit)

https://www.sausagemaker.com/Mounting-Kit-p/19-1417.htm

i wish to use something like this.

this is my setup

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/2515 ... st_1722467\

let me know what yall think
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Re: building a controller

Postby Kkane » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:00 am

First of all, you need to choose the best heating element based on the size of your smoker. If you like to use 220V, 5000W element (the link you mentioned), you can check either

WSD-SMD-A: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=631
(a plug-n-play controller which can handle up to 240V, 7000W)

Or KIT-SMD: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=628
(DIY kit)

They are good for up to 240V/7000W element. If your element is within its limit, it should be no problem.
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Re: building a controller

Postby wvuarmyeng » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:00 pm

ok so this is the element I'm going with

https://www.amazon.com/GE-Electric-Oven ... en+element

PID controller

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=464 w/the 2 probes

a 25 Amp SSR with the external heat sink and paste

I'm going to purchase Hightemp wire and also two toggle switches (12v dc) to control a future fan and to shut off the element when I'm using charcoal instead of the element

do I need an inline fuse or other stuff? oh and ill have a box to put all this stuff in
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Re: building a controller

Postby Kkane » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:45 pm

The element you mentioned is 240V, 3500W. The amperage is about 15A, so 25A SSR is enough.
You don't need a fuse for the controller itself. But you need a circuit breaker to protect your heater. You can use 2 pole 20A breaker switch: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=580
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