Connecting Heating Element to Thermo Regulator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by energy2020, May 30, 2012.

  1. energy2020

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    May 30, 2012
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    Hi all,

    i am an electronics illiterate person so please be patient with me.

    in my pursuit to diy a home made sous vide machine, i have purchased the following :

    1) a heating element which is connected to a powercord n a 3 pin wall plug
    2) a thermostat regulator with a power cable and a thermocouple.

    how do i hook it up? hope some of u could assist me :)
     
  2. BSomer

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    Can you provide some details of the heating element and thermostat you have, such as model numbers or similar?
     
  3. #12

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    Apparently you power up the thermostat and use that to power the heating element. Does the thermothingy have an outlet with which to plug in the heater?
     
  4. Potato Pudding

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    Many thermostats are on off only, and can have a fairly wide hysteresis range.

    You might need to get a PID type instead. Proportional Integral Derivative controllers will avoid the heating and cooling cycles of a crude more basic thermostat and should provide a temperature that is controlled to within half a degree.
     
  5. #12

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    Many cooking chores do not require accuracy to within 1/2 degree.
    No need to overcomplicate this.
     
  6. energy2020

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    May 30, 2012
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    hi all, i managed to pay a guy to get it hooked up for me. thank you very much :)
     
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