sous vide circulator pump: constant or intermittent?
I'm finally getting around to hooking up a sous vide setup similar to what dcarch did a while back.
Got my PID controller:
Got an aquarium heater element without a thermostat; and I have a small submersible pump rated for the temperature range for sous vide:
I'll hook up power to the temperature controller, and send the output to a 2 receptacle socket in a handy box. It would be convenient if I could just plug in the pump's wall-wart 12v transformer into one of those sockets, and plug the aquarium heater element into the other; however, that would mean that the water would only circulate when the heater kicked in. Is that a problem, or should I have the pump running 24/7, or am I just being a nervous nellie? (no offense to anyone named Nellie)
This post was edited by arley on Mon, Dec 30, 13 at 9:17