Hey I am building up an easy smoker control for my buddy. He has a plug in on/off only type smoker and it has no temp control. He has expressed that he would like something analog and simple (which is a bummer because I have a pid on mine and it is great). So I am looking to build a rotary knob type controller. This will be for 110V US power.
I am used to the pid control which goes pid to ssr to smoker element.
I have been looking at these.
DROK® Micro AC 110V 3000W Voltage Regulator SCR 110VAC Dimmer Speed Controller Temperature Governor Power Monitor Dimming Monitor
It seems like this could really be the ticket to an easy control here. I do have a question though
1.) Could I use this to directly power a 1500W element? You know, without it bursting into flames.