PID with fan question???

Started by plain ol Bill, January 29, 2021, 02:46:56 PM

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plain ol Bill

Got my Bradley torn down putting in a 900W element. Will hook this up to a PID for control. My question is if you are using a fan to distribute heat do you wire it up to the PID so it comes on with the element or????

Habanero Smoker

Hi plain ol Bill;

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure what would be better. My thought would be you could do that, but I would think that with the fan cycling on/off, and/or increasing/decreasing speed as the PID cycles; it may be more difficult for the PID to maintain steady temperatures than it would be if the fan speed was steady.


plain ol Bill

Yeah, after thinking about it I agree and will wire it for full time on. Thanks for the reply.