I've got a few questions for the electronically confident among us here...
Im getting to the part of my herms build that I actually know next-to-nothing about - making a controller. I can google and ebay the shit out of anything, but at this point Im getting a little confused and Im not sure if Im getting the right stuff.
I've pretty much settled on a design and I've probably acquired most of the components by now. (to sum up its pretty basic, just 2 x PIDs and 4 illuminated selector switches)
My idea is to build the box with all the components installed and then get a sparky to do all the wiring.
So far I have these things:
1x PID with SSR and heatsink for HLT (2800W)
1x PID with SSR and heatsink for HEX (3000W)
2x Auber Instruments RTD probes with braided cables & XLR connectors
1x illuminated selector switch for pump 1
1x " " for PID 1
1x " " for pump 2
1x " " for PID 2
1x Big Red emergency STOP button
i know the question might seem a little vague, but what else do I need?
A circuit breaker? What kind?
One thing that I know is missing are power outlets for everything and Im thinking of using C13 sockets (like these). The reason being that they're compact and will fit neatly along the bottom edge of the enclosure.
Is there any reason for not using them? It would involve cutting off the standard plugs from my pumps, but that's not really an issue....
Sorry if the questions seem dumb, like I said, I know very little and Im hoping to present an electrician with somethign that makes sense so they can just finish it off for me without too much trouble...
Thanks in advance