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Heating element for Arduino circuit? Answered

Hello everyone, another question!

I am working on an Arduino Uno powered thermostat/ liquid heater. I would like to know if anyone knows how to make a 5v fully submersible heating element or the likes. I am connecting it to a relay that will switch on and heat the liquid inside a container when the temp drops below 30 degrees C. Any Ideas?

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iceng
iceng

Best Answer 5 years ago

Use a Dale metal clad resistor. After soldering the wires, put a spray coat to avoid passing current through the milk.

When you can answer Steve's comment we can tell which Dale might work.

BTW you should pick one best answer for all these questions.....

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

I've got some very useful PTFE insulated Nichrome wire for a project at work, which would be ideal.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

Even better.

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EdmondD3
EdmondD3

Answer 5 years ago

Thank you all, guys! You've been so helpful! Now, to accumulate funds is the only thing to remain...

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

Hire yourself out as an electronic consultant, so much a month weather they use you or not, then if you have to research a project that is added per hour spent.

We can give you answers that you charge your clients for your continental knowledge.

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EdmondD3
EdmondD3

Answer 5 years ago

That's a great Idea, but this 16 year old makes earns his bread as a builder/artist. I'll have the funds, but I am also having to earn $1500 by this March to travel to Peru!

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

I do like your hand drawing art and recognize the top left waterfall, but can not remember where.

Have a good time in Peru.

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EdmondD3
EdmondD3

5 years ago

About 5v from an Arduino Uno. Also, should I go with a $5 ebay version, or the real deal?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

The only problem is returning a bad one...

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

5 years ago

Yes. Get some idea of what power you need, like we said in your other question.