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tommyoil
tommyoil Member Posts: 613
Can someone explain to me what the difference is(performance wise) in the various motor off delay timings on this control? And what would be the advantage of longer,say 4 min. as opposed to a 2 min. setting on the dip switches. I have been setting them at 2 min when I use them. Should I be? Are they there for different applications? I'm not sure I'm doing the right thing here. I love this control.

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  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
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    I would say that 2 minutes is more than adequate

    with a chimney or direct vent, less chamber. You should increase it if you have a chamber, poor draft, etc. Powerventers and such should probably use their own timers and match it to them, the longer the better generally, but every application has its querks.

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  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
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    why

    Why would I have to increase the time w/ a chamber(which most of the stuff I work on all have). What is the rationale there. I could understand with lousy draft but what effect does a chamber have on the big picture? Does it tend to hold the heat longer?
  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
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    The possibility of more latent heat! An old

    trick is to put a thermocouple into the chassis on shutdown and observe, the Carlin U multimeter will do that!
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
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    Got it!

    Thanks for the lesson(again). I'll add it to the list of things I have learned from you over the years.
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