Part #PCH048-029 Element Length: 10.25 Inches
- 1250W, 120VAC, ~12ohms
- Sheathing: Electrogalvanized Sheet Steel
- Includes Heating Element, Hardware, and (3 ft) 14 AWG White Wire-High Temp Part #RPW086-2636
- Heater Has Flip-Up Tab To Mount Overtemp Switch Part #PCT042-058 (Pelton Crane Part #004108)
Tech Tip: Pelton Crane Recommends The Overheat Thermostat be replaced any time 1 or more heating elements are replaced.
Model(s) This Part Fits: Pelton Crane OCM Autoclave with front drainpipe (Serial #1001 to 5000)
Be sure to order the right Heating Element. Measure the Length Before Ordering. This Element is 10.25 Inches Long (If your element measures 11 1/2 inches, this is the element you need: PCH024-028 (Pelton Crane Part #014601)
NEW: Too Hard to Get To The Bottom Heating Element To Measure it? Now You Can Simply (and Easier) Measure the Distance Between The Terminals on The Heating Element
For Installation Instructions
How To Test The Pelton Crane OCM Heating Elements
The Pelton Crane OCM Autoclave has 3 Heating Elements. While The Center Heating Element (the heating element on the bottom of the chamber) is the most common to fail, be sure to check all 3
This test consists of measuring the amount of resistance in the element. To do this, first, turn the autoclave off and unplug it from the wall
WARNING: CURRENT MUST NOT BE PRESENT WHEN MEASURING RESISTANCE
Set your volt/ohm meter on 200 ohms (200 NOT 200k). The ohms range is located within the Omega Ω
(look for this symbol) section of your meter. It is also the area with "k";
ranges (ie: 2000k, 200k, 20K and then 2000, 200)
Place a probe from the volt/ohm meter on each of the 2 terminals on the element (it really doesn't matter which color probe goes where)
Now Compare the reading on your meter to the chart below
|For the heating element to be good, it must fall within the resistance range in this table (between 10.800 ↔ 13.2000 ohms) If your reading is outside of this range, then it is defective and needs to be replaced.
|Pelton Crane OCM
||Between 10.8000 ↔ 13.2000 ohms
If you find one or more of the Pelton Crane OCM Heating Element(s) Are Defective, do not try to replace them until you have the new one(s)on hand
The installation goes much smoother & faster when you can disconnect from the old heating element and immediately make the same connections to the new
Our latest Tip From Our Engineer To Make Replacement Easier
Our Engineer is now holding the heating elements in place by using ties. Once they are in place and you have begun tightening the screws, cut & remove the ties (we use hemostats).
Warning: Be sure remove all pieces of the ties and no remanants are left beind; they could catch on fire
Autoclave Repair Tip
When Replacing a Fiber Heating Element with the Newer Steel Jacketed Heating Element
Here is what you need to know
If the autoclave repair you are performing on your Pelton Crane OCM involves replacing the heating element, and the old heating element is made of a fiber material instead of encased in a steel jacket, you will need to make sure you remove the Copper Plate that is with the old element
To avoid confusion, note that the Copper Plate is not copper in color, nor is it the familiar green of copper as it weathers.
Instead, it will be black as shown in the picture below
Failure to remove this Copper Plate will result in a short, so make sure you remove and discard it before installing the new heating element!
The finished sequence of parts are:
- The Stainless Steel Bands (looks like big hose clamps)
- The Steel Bracket that the Heating Element Rests On
- The Heating Element - Flat Against the Chamber
"Pelton Crane OCM Autoclave Repair Made Simple™"