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Offline eriksimoes80

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Inkbird Heating PID Temperature Controller (IPB-16S)
« on: August 31, 2023, 05:43:08 pm »
Hi, friends!
Sorry for my ignorance on the subject. In my city/country, the voltage is 220V / 50 Hz. I am thinking about buying an Inkbird Heating PID Temperature Controller (IPB-16S) to build a RIMS system that, supposedly, has input and output voltaje of AC 100-240V 50/60Hz.
So could I use a 3500W heating element? I have read, I don't know where, that in 120V it only supports 1650W heating elements and if it is 220V it can support up to 5500W. Is it true?

Offline BrewBama

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Inkbird Heating PID Temperature Controller (IPB-16S)
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 12:47:05 am »
A 20A circuit is about the highest-rated 120V branch circuit you'll find in a typical US house. With no other loads on the circuit, that's a max power draw of 2400W. (20*120=2400)

A 15A circuit on 115V can draw 1725W with no other load on the circuit.

I run a 3500W induction cooktop on a 30A 220V circuit.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2023, 12:53:40 am by BrewBama »

Offline Richard

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Re: Inkbird Heating PID Temperature Controller (IPB-16S)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 09:24:26 am »
That controller will not work on 220V. You must have gotten some bad information from somewhere.
https://inkbird.com/products/pid-temperature-controller-ipb-16s
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