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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on February 19, 2018, 03:19:28 am »
I wouldn't connect the second element to the controller, I don't think it can handle the load. Some added a switch so they can turn on the 2nd element then need to. I went with the 900 watt and a digital PID and never looked back.

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Thanks, I also prefer not to connect both elements directly to the Bradley controller. My plan is to install a relay to handle both elements. These would cut off current from the controller completely.
Which 900 watt element did you use?
There are several threads around but most are old and have bad links to instructions or parts for the mod.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by ghosttown on February 18, 2018, 03:43:03 pm »
I wouldn't connect the second element to the controller, I don't think it can handle the load. Some added a switch so they can turn on the 2nd element then need to. I went with the 900 watt and a digital PID and never looked back.

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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on February 18, 2018, 03:14:54 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
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Austria
« Last post by heli76 on February 18, 2018, 12:31:19 pm »
Thx for welcome and first tips.
Regards, Helmut
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Austria
« Last post by Edward176 on February 18, 2018, 11:10:54 am »
Hello heli76 from Canada and welcome to the Forum.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Austria
« Last post by TedEbear on February 18, 2018, 09:35:40 am »
Welcome to the forum, Helmut. 

You can find lots of recipes and mod ideas from the old Bradley user recipe site.  It is no longer running but you can still d/l the entire recipe and mods collection from the link below. Look in there for two links to GSReader v2.8 and Recipe V5.

Recipe Site

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Introduce Yourself / Hello from Austria
« Last post by heli76 on February 18, 2018, 07:29:06 am »
Hi, last autumn I bought a 4 rack BDS and already did some good jobs with it. (Pulled pork, ribs, ...) This year I want to use it more and also want to do some mods. By searching for information and mods, I found this interesting  forum.
I'm quite sure to find some answers and good  tips here.

Regards, Helmut
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General Discussions / Re: Wiring melting
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on February 14, 2018, 01:05:12 pm »
It may not be the element overheating. The only thing I can think that may have caused the over heating at the connection is possibly a loose connection. Were the screws on the end of the element loose? Or is there a loose connection in either of the lines leading to the element?

The temperature sensor is to protect the interior of the cabinet from getting to hot. When the cabinet interior gets beyond a certain temperature it will trip and cut power to the element. If it works properly, it will reset when the cabinet cools down. The earlier models the sensor would trip around 320°F. I believe the later models will trip around 280°F or around 300°F.
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The NEW Bradley Original Smoker (BS611) / Re: Advance button
« Last post by warbirdog on February 14, 2018, 11:54:46 am »
 Do you have the long power cord plugged into the SG? And the short cord from the SG to the tower?When you push the rocker switch to "ON" do you get a red light in the rocker?  Do you get a red light when you turn the temp knob to about six  oclock?
  If you have done all that then remove all the pucks. Look down into the advance mechanism. Push the button, watching for the transfer plate to shuttle. There is a chance when it is loaded that the shuttle is out of adjustment and its moving but it is not pushing a puck forward.
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General Discussions / Wiring melting
« Last post by warbirdog on February 14, 2018, 09:22:46 am »
 My OBS is malfunctioning. The main oven heating element is burning the ends off the wires.  The fused wire is pretty dark brown that is the shielding is scorched. I checked the in line fuse with a multi meter and it is not opened.
 I ordered a new element and checked the resistance on it compared to the one I just took out of the smoker. They are the same.
 What is causing the element to overheat, and why won't the fuse protect the wiring and the insulation?
  What is the purpose of the temp  sensing device in the cabinet?

Thanks Gordon

PS local Menards has them on sale for 239 less 11% rebate Go for that?
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