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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by Orion on February 19, 2018, 06:03:42 pm »
What I read, many added a second heat element together with the existing one to the Bradley digital controller. What's the experience in the meanwhile? Does the controller handle the additional load without problems?
I plan to do the mod on 230V. But I'm not sure, if I should connect the second element to the controller without using a relay.
Regards,Helmut

Hey Helmut, In response to your question: As this thread explains, I simply added a second 500 watt element identical to the original and wired it to the spade connectors in the back wall of the cabinet where the first (original) element connects. The two elements are thus wired in 'parallel'. This installation has never failed or given me any problems. I just kept it simple and it works.
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The NEW Bradley Original Smoker (BS611) / Re: Heating element
« Last post by cathouse willy on February 19, 2018, 02:58:12 pm »
If the element is marked as 240 volts it's the wrong one for Canada, Call Bradley
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The NEW Bradley Original Smoker (BS611) / Heating element
« Last post by Colinj on February 19, 2018, 02:06:13 pm »
Hello all. I am new to the Bradley smoker and love it so far. I have only cold smoked so far and recently tried to make a batch of jerky. My heating element would not warm the smoker over 100 degrees and sat for 25 min on high. Element was not even close to glowing red. I live in Canada and upon closer inspection seen 240 volts  500 watts on the heating element. Did I receive a European element or is this correct for north American voltage? The bisquets burner and smoker have the stickers with 120 volts clearly marked on it.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Austria
« Last post by mybad on February 19, 2018, 01:57:07 pm »
Welcome to the forum, have fun, and enjoy!
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on February 19, 2018, 12:55:45 pm »
What's about the mod with the fan? Is it really  useful? It seems to me that not many installed a fan.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: No power
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on February 19, 2018, 12:50:37 pm »
The generator does not have to be connected to the cabinet, in order to light up the display. If it is working, the generator will turn on, but you will get an error message.

Open up the generator and check to see if you may have loosen any connections when you were installing the fuse holder. While it is opened, make sure all the existing connections are not loose. Also check and maybe replace the fuse. I've had blown fuses that still looked good. One other thing I can think of is to check the power cord going into the generator, and make sure it is fully seated.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / No power
« Last post by GABJR on February 19, 2018, 08:51:46 am »
had to replace the fuse holder on my digital smoke generator.
tried to power up just the generator & the display did not come on.
does the generator have to be connected to the element to get the display to come on ?
I am electrical challenged so any help would be appreciated as we are going through smoker withdrawal
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on February 19, 2018, 08:05:08 am »
heli76, i have a tempco finned element. I don't have the model # readily available, but with a little research you can find the right one. The one I have is the right length to very closely "bolt up" to existing brackets and has a connector on each end. If you were going to re-wire, there's one that has both connections on one end, if you prefer.
I assume, it's this one.

https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/TEMPCO-Finned-Strip-Heater-2XEF3

Have to find a similar one for 230/240V.

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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by Salmonsmoker on February 19, 2018, 07:19:41 am »
heli76, i have a tempco finned element. I don't have the model # readily available, but with a little research you can find the right one. The one I have is the right length to very closely "bolt up" to existing brackets and has a connector on each end. If you were going to re-wire, there's one that has both connections on one end, if you prefer.
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