Scutt's wall mounted digital controller
Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:19 PM
I've spoken with Scutt's tech and they say there's no problem, just plug the wall controller into the wall and the Cress into the controller. For some reason it doesn't seem like it should be that easy. Am I asking for trouble when it's not there? If you have considered this or are currently using such a device, I'd sure appreciate your input. Kind of spendy, but if it will allow me to have two digital kilns, the conversion will cost less than a third of a new kiln.
Appreciate any useful comments.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
With this hooked up it tells the controller to give more or less juice depending on what needed.
If I recall you set all your kiln switches to high as well.
Other than the 500-600$ to buy one thats it.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:44 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:47 AM
PS - I have a Skutt glass kiln with digital controller and absolutely LOVE it!
Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:30 PM
Kiln Repair Tech
Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC
Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:31 PM
It worked great. I left that set up with my coop members back in Montana.
My new oval has a controller built onto it.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:53 AM
Vulcan Kilns also puts together an Orton Autofire based controller that they sell on Ebay:
I have corresponded with both of these companies while deciding how to automate my kilns and found them helpful and knowledgeable. Either one can make a plug and play controller for you.
I also looked at the Skutt wall mount controller, but it did not have the amps rating I needed. My local pottery supply was able to give me a quote considerably below the advertised price, so ask yours, they may be able to pull the price down as well.
I will probably continue on my path to make my own, as I want to share the controller between two kilns. Were it not for that, I think it would be great to be able to take something out of a box, mount it on the wall, and plug and play.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:25 PM
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