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