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PID controller, relay and what else for a new build???

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First of all great site!!    I have used a similar home made smoker and am now planning the build of a double walled insulated [1"mineral wool] smoker with a 30" x 30" x 48" inside diameter..  There will be a machie punched heat shield 12" off the bottom [have a machinist friend making the build].  There will be a door to the 36" smoke box and a smaller door to get under the heat shield and the smoke pan.  

 

I was thinking of a 220v ~2000w oven heating element and a regular ~1000w range top coil for a smoke pan [independant of each other]  The smoker I previously used was a bread warmer with parts from an electric range, oven element and rangetop coil [like i described] 

 

Any way....  how does that heating system sound???  

I am trying to figure out the controller, relay wiring. Originally I thought of just gutting annother electric oven. After reading the forum I like the Auber PID idea.  A SYL-2362 for the main element and a SYL-1512A2 for the smoke element.  I know I need relay's for each but have no idea of what I need.

 

Any help would be great!!!!!!!!!!!
 

post #2 of 3

the Auber PID will work great..you'll just need a solid state relay that will handle the wattage output you want to use in your heating element.  take a look around here on the forum and you'll find plenty of info on what you need and how to hook it all up.

 

Dan

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if your going 220 at 2000 watts then that is only 9.abit amps, so you need a 10 amp SSR, but the smallest I have found is a 25 amp so go with two 25amp SSRs with heat shields then you have room to upgrade laiter if you find you need a little more power for the main heat. 

 

just niticing your chip burning element, are you sure you want 1000 watts for that?  I was thinking 100 or 200 watts for mine.

 

Steve

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