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What SSR should I use?

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  • What SSR should I use?

    I am building my first powder coating oven and could use a little help. I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question.

    I am going to use the Auber SYL2632 PID controller and two 2000 watt heating elements
    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=106

    I am not quite sure which SSR I should use. Would I need a 25A or 40A SSR?


    Thanks

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    I would recommend the 40 amp SSR... or 2 25 amp... The load must not exceed 80% of the rated SSR, so the 25 amp unit would likely work... but at a lower margin of safety... I like overkill on components like these so they are rated to a much higher load. That way (Theoretically) they aren't "working" as hard as the smaller SSR. I also like ONE SSR per element for troubleshooting purposes.
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      Thank you for your reply!

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      • #4
        Be careful with cheap rubbish from China!!! I first noticed my elements weren't cutting out so decided to investigate and found my SSR in this state!! Also, after a bit of 'youtubing' found some others had the same problem with Fotek SSR's - even with increasing to 80amp versions!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ManicMan View Post
          Be careful with cheap rubbish from China!!! I first noticed my elements weren't cutting out so decided to investigate and found my SSR in this state!! Also, after a bit of 'youtubing' found some others had the same problem with Fotek SSR's - even with increasing to 80amp versions!!
          The one you show here is a Counterfeit unit according to this Article.
          http://www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnot...lease-13pn-52/
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SCOTTRODS View Post

            The one you show here is a Counterfeit unit according to this Article.
            http://www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnot...lease-13pn-52/
            Interesting reading indeed... Just goes to show how its getting harder and harder to identify what is (or isn't) counterfeit!!!

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            • #7
              I've known about this seemingly forever... I have some good Solid Fotek SSR's that have been running for a VERY ling time without issues... Often see people saying how they're **** and just let them know it's likely not the real thing... Usually easy to identify as well.

              Just sharing the info...
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