Control Box Layout

Someone once said “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance”.

I think it should be revised to “Proper Prior Planning Prevents BAD BEER”.

Anyway,  building a control box for a brew system takes a little foresight.  Here’s what I have so far:

 

 

 

Here’s what’s hooked up to the box:

- PUMP 1 (3 way switch, green indicator light)
- PUMP 2 (3 way switch, green indicator light)
- HEAT 1 (red indicator light)
- HEAT 2 (red indicator light)
- TEMP CONTROLLER 1 (no switch)
- TEMP CONTROLLER 2 (no switch)

 

 

And here’s what everything does:
PUMP 1 (3 WAY CONTROL).
When “PUMP 1″ is in AUTO mode this engages “TEMP CONTROLLER 1″ WITH “HEAT 1″ AND “PUMP 1″.  (The temp controller turns both the pump and the heat on/off depending on the temp)
When “PUMP 1″ is in OFF mode this only engages “TEMP CONTROLLER 1″(no “HEAT 1″ and no “PUMP 1″)
When “PUMP 1″ is in MANUAL mode this only engages the “TEMP CONTROLLER 1″ with “PUMP 1″ (no heat)

PUMP 2 (3 WAY CONTROL)
When “PUMP 2″ is in AUTO mode this engages “TEMP CONTROLLER 2″ WITH “HEAT 2″ AND “PUMP 2″.  (The temp controller turns both the pump and the heat on/off depending on the temp)
When “PUMP 2″ is in OFF mode this only engages “TEMP CONTROLLER 1″  (no “HEAT 2″ and no “PUMP 2″)
When “PUMP 2″ is in MANUAL mode this only engages the “TEMP CONTROLLER 2″ with “PUMP 2″ (no heat)

PUMP 1 (GREEN INDICATOR LIGHT): Illuminates ONLY when Pump 2 is running

PUMP 2 GREEN INDICATOR LIGHT: Illuminates ONLY when Pump 2 is running

HEAT 1 (RED INDICATOR LIGHT): Illuminates when Heat is on

PUMP 2 (RED INDICATOR LIGHT):Illuminates when Heat is on

ON/OFF: Turns everything off

TEMP CONTROLLER 1: This controller receives power from the PUMP 1 3-way control, it either gets power for both the pump and heat or just itself.

TEMP CONTROLLER 2: This controller receives power from the PUMP 1 3-way control, it either gets power for both the pump and heat or just itself.

ON/OFF:
Turns EVERYTHING off.

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