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by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

After a couple of hours the magic smoke seems to have gone back to where it should be. The panel is now working again (although one of the probes on my multimeter is no longer pointy!) but the original problem hasn't been solved. I tried connecting a wire directly from the element output 'plug' to t...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

Well one puff of magic smoke and the whole thing doesn't work now... starting to get really fed up with this! I'm not sure that three relays would all be broken but I guess I won't be able to test that for a while. Thanks for your help but I think I'll just have to start from the beginning again, th...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

No voltage at the element, will go and bypass the relay on the neutral feed.
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

For clarification I do have a multimeter. I've changed the connections to the relay over but no effect - Connected live(from SSR) to 8 and neutral to 4 (neutrals connected together across all 4 relays and back to neutral bus where neutral 'in' is connected) Element connected between 6 and 2. I could...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

My multimeter is a bit dodgey but they seem to be fine (when checked with a multimeter). The elements for the boil and HLT were bought from The Electric Brewery and the HERMS is a stainless kettle element from eBay. Given that I have two different types and two elements of the same type from the sam...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

I'm using a Magnecraft 92S11A22D-240A mechanical relay, below are the pin connections. http://www.galco.com/images/mgcr/92s11a22d-240a_cd.jpg The element is connected between 8 and 4. Power from the SSR comes in to 6. Pin 2 on all four relays (including the main power relay) are connected together a...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

As I understand it the mechanical relay is just a safety feature. The part I've omitted is a switch that activates the coil in the mechanical relay. When that switch is closed the coil activates and closes the mechanical relay. Unless this is closed, the SSR can activate but since there is a gap acr...
by och29
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2228

[FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

Hi, I've slowly been building my new electric brewery clone ( see here ) but can't get my elements to work. I'm using a HERMS setup so there's an extra PID, SSR and relay. Here's what I've got at the moment (I've omitted the wiring from the switch to the relay coil): http://farm4.staticflickr.com/37...
by och29
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Separate Vessel HERMS Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Separate Vessel HERMS Build

Frothy wrote:Looks great och29. Did you make the coil? Any difficulty bending it? Cheers
Nope, bought it... link in the first post
by och29
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Which hops to buy in the USA
Replies: 19
Views: 2236

Re: Which hops to buy in the USA

Not yet, still building my new rig but hopefully will get a chance to use then in the next few weeks. Will post something in Brewdays.
by och29
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Electrical Question

After a good bit of rewiring and a fuse change it's all up and running. Now I have to try and sort out the Sestos PIDs and Timer!
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by och29
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Which hops to buy in the USA
Replies: 19
Views: 2236

Which hops to buy in the USA

Says higher up, just Ahtanum
by och29
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Electrical Question

I am running a 24v power supply for the pumps but that was all working before the problems started. The last things I hooked up were the SSRs and the alarm/silence switches so they will be my first port of call. I rather rushed some of it so I want to go back and put overbraiding on things so I'll h...
by och29
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Electrical Question

Thanks for the advice, for clarification the picture was taken during the build and not after the problem. The breaker is set to off as a safety precaution... I did make sure it wasn't that simple :) ! I have got SSRs attached to a heatsink so that might well be the problem. When I get back I'll mak...
by och29
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Electrical Question

Powered up with the door closed. I'm almost certain its a short but could a short break all the equipment? I have got a multimeter and was planning to do just that when I'm next at the brewery but ideally want to have any replacement parts to hand.