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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby LMoerkens » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:58 pm

I am using a LiteFuze 3000. Working fine and it is cheaper than having an electrician running wires in an existing house and installing a new group in the panel. Found the LiteFuze 3000 on Amazon for $129 and free shipping and you don't even have to change the plug :cheers:
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm

The 3000 watt jobby still working out for ya?

Cheers :beer:
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm

LMoerkens wrote:I am using a LiteFuze 3000. Working fine and it is cheaper than having an electrician running wires in an existing house and installing a new group in the panel. Found the LiteFuze 3000 on Amazon for $129 and free shipping and you don't even have to change the plug :cheers:


The 3000 watt jobby still working out for ya?

Cheers :beer:
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby LMoerkens » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:59 am

Have been using it for almost 2 years without any problem, that is at least 15 brews. Works fine for me at a far lower cost than running an extra 220/240 circuit. :beer:
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:18 am

LMoerkens wrote:Have been using it for almost 2 years without any problem, that is at least 15 brews. Works fine for me at a far lower cost than running an extra 220/240 circuit. :beer:


Great. I have the brand new model and Thorsten is skeptical about whether or not it will work. Not sure why as the draw is the same. 2000w.
He's a good guy though so I'm sure we'll get there!

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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby mashy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:01 pm

I thought the BM20 draw smart over 2000w?
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:23 am

mashy wrote:I thought the BM20 draw smart over 2000w?


Manual says 2000w.
I have 3000w (50% wiggle room) converter.

Just gonna get an electrician to wire a new outlet and be done with it!
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby mashy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:50 am

Yeah that was it.
2000w element and a bit for the pump.

You should be well in with 3000w.

Probably good getting the electrician in. I am sure the converter will affect any warranty from speidel.
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:22 pm

mashy wrote:Yeah that was it.
2000w element and a bit for the pump.

You should be well in with 3000w.

Probably good getting the electrician in. I am sure the converter will affect any warranty from speidel.


It's a pain really. Sure Speidels should start making US versions?
I'm moving to France in 6 months so will be fine there, just need to work out a (probably expensive) fix now!

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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby LMoerkens » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:43 am

I don't get Mashy's comment. It is just a converter that regulates the power, so why would it affect the warranty, you don't change anything on the equipment, just regulate the power :beer:
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby mashy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:31 am

Really?

If you claim there is an electrical problem and then mention the converter, it will not be a giant step for mankind to shift the blame and void the warranty.
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby squadricus » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:39 pm

While awaiting the wire-up of my buck boost transformer to run the BM50 at the lab, boosting 208 V to 240, I have been thinking about trying it on a 3KVA power converter, with the short malt pipe and one heating element unplugged.

I was sure I had found the breakdown between the two heating elements at some point, but can't find it in my notes, or with the search function. Does anyone have this info. IIRC, it was 2000 and 1200 W, for a total of 3200W.
We are the 801, we are the central shaft
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Re: power converter vs wiring?

Unread postby Mraubreister » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:10 pm

So first brew done and a lovely Pilsner fermenting in the fridge.

Thoughts: the power converter did a great job and handled everything I threw at it EXCEPT it did not get to 100c.
The Braumeister initiated the boil clock but it sat at around 98-97.5. I had a little over 20liters as had specifically used less water in case.
Did a 70 minute "boil" to make extra sure I was sanitising the wort.

I also had to risk dms by keeping the lid on whilst it heated up in order to get it to go quicker as I had to finish by a certain time.

Not the end of the world as I'm moving back to Europe in the Spring.

As a side note, the cooling jacket worked GREAT. VERY VERY effective when using pump and iced water to recirculate. Cooled to lager pitch temperature within approx 15 minutes.

Wooo.
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