Originally Posted by TXG Derwood57
it goes to a 110 2 feet from the plug dont know what the draw is on it the cord dont get hot ether.
TX, you've got 2 possible problems here. Your not supplying enough power to the hot plate unit and the hot plate unit is, even while set on high, not on 100% of the time. Can you post a link to the specific hot plate your using?
#1: We need to know what AMP the circuit breaker is that that outlet is running off of. It's likely a 20AMP if you're able to even get the hot plate running, but I ask this just to be safe. If it's a 20AMP, then you shouldn't have problem. That is, as long as the hot plate isn't a 240V version. So please post a link.
#2. Even on high, a hot plate will not just continuously run. Ever set an electric stove top burner on high and watched? It still cycles on and off randomly. You need to hook that hot plate up to a controller that will cycle the hot plate based on a temperature that the controller reads and not what the hot plate is programmed for.
If your hot plate is plastic, it may be a hazard to be heating up the plastic as high as it's going to get to heat the chamber up to your desired temps, so please be careful with that.
Want my advice? Return the hot plate and go buy this:
Just mount that to your box and put together a simple PID and you'll have 100% control of the temps in there.
Good luck and feel free to ask any questions!