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[*] posted on 3-2-2023 at 11:19
IKA RCT Basic Hotplate Issues


I have an IKA RCT Basic Hotplate, it will stir fine but the heating hasn't worked for a while. It gives me a variety of error messages (Error 25, 46). I've tried a few things and was just going to dump it on ebay.

However I notice the element does momentarily get hot before the error cuts it off.

I am thinking of fitting a box under it and wiring in a PID controller and putting power directly to the heating element to cut out all of my possible issues.

Can anyone confirm that the element will be 240v AC and not some stepped down DC or anything else?

[Edited on 3-2-2023 by Chemgineer]
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[*] posted on 3-2-2023 at 13:57


Never mind, I rigged something up as proof of concept, works a treat!
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