This heating element is made of Incoloy 800, a super alloy more resistant than stainless steel. The base of the element is made of SS304 stainless steel.
The current for each phase is much lower than with a single phase element.
This 5500W element has a length of 29.5 cm inside the kettle and has 3 loops. The tubes of the element have a diameter of 8mm. Each loop has a resistance of ~26 Ohm.
For brewing, you want a low watt density element: the power per square centimeter should be as low as possible to prevent scorching. This element has an ultra low watt density of 13W per cm2.
See the table below for the how much current the element will draw.
We recommend to connect this element in a star configuration, which each loop of the element between phase and neutral. If your electrical system does not use a voltage of 230V between phase and neutral, consult your electrician for other options. The elements come with 4 jumpers that allow you to use them in a star or a delta configuration. They also have a screw on the back for grounding.
Voltage 3 phase 230 V (star) 3 phase 240 V (star) Power 5500 W 6000 W Current 3 x 8.0 A 3 x 8.3 A
We also sell mounting kits for these elements that help you neatly cover the dangerous high voltage wiring.
Note: always consult an electrician for advice and help with wiring your elements! Under no circumstances should these be used without proper wiring, ground fault circuit protection and overcurrent circuit protection.
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Length in kettle (cm) 31.5 Watt density (W / cm2) 12 Power @ 230V (W) 5500 Power @ 240V (W) 6000 Current @ 230V (A) 3 x 8 Current @ 240V (A) 3 x 8.3 Thread 1.5" BSP Hole punch size 47 mm
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This works fine. Threads on the black cover is not very good. i had to use thread tape to keep it in place.
I had to connect the element in triangle to get full effect. (14A per phase 230volts between phases) there was only supplied 2 link plates since it arrived in star configuration so i had to use something else. when mounting i tried to put the gasket on the inside of the kettle but this would not seal so it ended up on the outside. there is no a small gap on the top and bottom of the internal nut witch would trap hops and other nasty stuff.
Thanks for the feedback. In Europe a star configuration will be 230V RMS, a delta configuration will be 400V. If your phase voltage is lower, then you might be better off with a delta configuration, as long as you are not exceeding the rated power by much. I have spare link plates, so if anyone requires them, just ask.
Regarding the plastic cover: we are working on a stainless steel replacement. Regarding the gap: perhaps you can try tightening the locknut without the gasket first to flatten the kettle, then putting it back. Our locknuts are flat on the kettle side to prevent a gap like this, but the kettle should be pressed flat a bit.
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