Friday, February 19, 2010

Heating element and relay arrived



The heating element from Omega arrived today. It's a thin silicone encased element that measures 6in by 6in and produces 10W per square in. The element maxes out at 450 degrees Farenheit but I goofed when I ordered it- I ordered it with the adhesive backing which limits the output to 250 degrees so that means using it for a surface mount soldering hotplate is out.....a bummer but not a deal breaker as it's still good for the heated bed build platform for 3D printing.

More info on the heaters here:
http://www.omega.com/ppt/pptsc.asp?ref=SRFR_SRFG&ttID=SRFR_SRFG&Nav=

Since the element uses 115v input it'll be connected to the PID controller via a solid state relay. 

 

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! Looks similar to the approach I'm using.

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