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How long would it take to wire something like this project? (pics/diag included)

How long would it take to wire something like this project? (pics/diag included)


Old 02-03-15, 08:18 AM
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How long would it take to wire something like this project? (pics/diag included)

Hey, complete newbie here, just curious on how long it would take to wire something like in these pictures/diagram?

It is basically a small box that powers a PID temperature controlled heating element using a 5 pin XLR coil.

Parts required for build -

PID Controller
5 Pin XLR Female Chassis (Labeled COIL in diagram, because it is where the heating coil connects to)
Rocker Switch
AC Power Socket
Metal Enclosure

So basically, how much assembly time would this require ? A half hour? A full Hour? More?
(Not interested in replies like "too advanced for a newbie" etc., as I will probably be hiring an outside electrician for this work anyways. I am just curious on the assembly time as I want to create a lot of these.)

Thanks a ton!!! God bless!!!!

Diagram -

Wiring -

Finished Product -
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Old 02-03-15, 08:52 AM
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That's impossible to guess without knowing anything else but that's a pretty simple assembly. I think most of the time will be spent gathers the parts & tools. The actually assembly time could be pretty quick. Since you say you'll be making "a lot of these" the actual time will have to come from the person doing the assembly and your quantity. Making 5 or 10 they might do the wiring manually. As the quantity grows they might modularize the process more like creating a wiring harness separately, enclosure fab could be jobbed out so assembly time would just be putting parts in the box and making the connections.
Old 02-03-15, 09:08 AM
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Probably not a job for an electrician but more likely for a electronics assembler person.
Just a thought

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