2014-07-25 (F) Sous Vide Oven V2.0

he cord-tite connector was installed using an electrical locknut left over from the first sous vide oven build. A heavy-duty power cord was tightened into the cord-tite connector. The wire sheathing was removed from the first six inches and the wires were stripped. Only the common - white wire - and the hot - black wire - were inserted into lever-style wire nuts, also left over from the first build. On the duplex receptacle the metal tab between the two hot terminals - brass bolts - was removed.

Heavy duty cord installed

Wires stripped and inserted into lever-style wire nuts

Tab removed from duplex receptacle

Wiring of duplex receptacle. Ground wire not show

Wires for the temperature probe were soldered to the screw terminal strip which was installed using four #10-32 bolts from a box of skateboard parts. All wiring done to the receptacle was done while the receptacle was free of the enclosure lid. All wiring to the temperature controller was done while installed on the enclosure lid. When all components were installed on the faceplate the receptacle cover was installed.

Solder, wires, and screw terminal for temperature probe
Wires soldered to screw terminal
Holding the screw terminal with a clipboard. I highly recommend
Enclosure lid components installed

While looking at the design it seemed that a DC power supply would be necessary for running the SSR. The rest of the wiring was completed so a DC supply may be installed with minimal new wiring.

 All wiring expect for DC supply

Faceplate finished
Unit mostly assembled but the plug is taped with a warning message

To do:
  • Sketch schematic 
  • Find and install DC power supply 
  • Mount internal components 
  • Seal thermometer + Install 
  • Program 
  • Test

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