An insubordinate 32h8e defies my mighty commands

Dear Sir/Madame,

I have a 32h8e that I use to trip breakers on one of your lovely power controllers. Everything works fine, but I cannot set the A1 setpoint above 100.8 C. I'm in the configuration 3 level and I can move this alarm setting up and down, but only to a max of 100.8.

Hopefully you can help since I have been naughty and simply wired up a dummy thermocouple to operate our system. :-)

Cheers,

Steve
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  • Hello Steve,
    Hopefully I can offer a few suggestions which will allow you to tame this wild 32h8e!
    The alarm setpoints reference the temperature range settings in the Input menu. Enter Configuration mode and page to the Input menu. Once there, scroll to the RNG.HI parameter. This will probably show 100.8 which you can raise to some suitably high value. After setting that value, exit configuration and you should be able to adjust your A1 setpoint above 100.8. Should this prove to be incorrect, please let us know.
    Best of luck in your efforts to rein in this beast.
    Chris Mooney
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  • Salutations Sir Chris,

    Your magic spell has done it's work and the 32h8e has succumbed. At long last my trip ceiling for the heater is above the boiling point of water. This is a cause for joy.

    Removing the trip limit has, however, revealed my ignorance of the EPower three phase controller. I'm using the basic default setup and trying to do nothing more than make the unit pump out 1 kW or 2 kW, some set power. I type in a setpoint and it heats up a bit, and I can see power cycling on and off, but cannot get the firing block to cycle on most of the time for serious juice no matter how much I fiddle with setpoints and limits.

    I've scanned through the many limits and try to configure it so that I think I'm asking the unit to go full out, but it prefers to cycle on and off and provide only some hundreds of watts. I suppose I could wire in a constant that puts the firing block permanently on, but that would be cheating and doesn't let me select a particular power level. Sorry, I'm baffled.

    Would it be possible to peek at the clone file to see where I've gone wrong? Or send a super simple wiring diagram where all limits are removed and the setpoint is in simple watts so that even a gerbil with a good reach could dial in the right output?

    Cheers,

    Steve
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