Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby db1979 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:20 pm

An ammeter would need to be in series yeah?
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby caspian » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:54 pm

definitely, or the angry pixies will escape big time. think of an ammeter as a flow meter, it goes inline with the load, not across it like a voltmeter.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby baders » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 am

Hi all, this is my first post and in an old thread and all. I am just getting into distilling and have been fascinated by what I've learned so far here just by reading. I'm new to the forum but not electrical matters. I am an electrical engineer/licensed electrician/process control tech all rolled into one big ugly package. Having read this thread and others I just wanted to point out a few things that may just save some pain later. I do not mean this to be in any way condescending but I am somewhat alarmed by what I read.

1) It is illegal in all states for non licensed persons to do electrical work low voltage and up.
2) Statutory authorities are clamping down big time on the above. Heavy fines can result (or worse if you injure/kill someone).
3) If you're willing to take those risks then please please have your work checked by a licensed sparky.
4) Australian design rules are also being enforced far more than ever. This is a subject rarely mentioned or thought about. All electrical appliances in Australia are required to be approved.

One item I can pick on is this. SSR means Solid State Relay. It is a relay, a remote controlled switch in other words, and is either on or off just like the relays in your car. It is operated by another (lesser rated) switch. A PSR however is a different kettle of fish. It is a phase angle controller that controls output voltage and it itself is controlled by a potentiometer.

Sorry if I'm preaching to the already converted here but I have been reading this misconception in a few threads now. I'm hoping to get active here and be able to contribute to this great community.
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Re: Punchy21's Controller Diagram for the CSVC

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:05 pm

Thanks Baders, you are very correct that all electrical work should be done by a licensed electrician.
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