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Old 12-27-2014, 08:50 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Astro View Post
The element has a thermal switch mounted to the side of it. This cuts the power when the element reaches about 180C and turns it back on when the temperature drops below 140C.
Not sure if i should run the element at its equilibrium temperature of 205C or let the thermal switch cycle the element on and off.
Not sure which is best for long term reliability. Is running the element at 205C going to shorten its life or is the thermal switch going to fail as it is now switching 156v DC rather than 240v AC?
I'd rather run it at the thermostatically-controlled temperatures, both for long-term reliability and to avoid fire risk to the car parts surrounding the ceramic element
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