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HX and a PID!

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My upgrade research continues....from my Silvia to who knows!  Whilst I don't think a HX is for me I wonder why those on here and other review places say a PID on a HX machine is pretty useless.

So why do the manufacturers, and very reputable ones too, put PIDs on their HX machines?

 


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2 hours ago, nicholasj said:

My upgrade research continues....from my Silvia to who knows!  Whilst I don't think a HX is for me I wonder why those on here and other review places say a PID on a HX machine is pretty useless.

So why do the manufacturers, and very reputable ones too, put PIDs on their HX machines?

 

It's called Marketing, they want you to buy the machine and try to create a difference. The HX works in such a way that a PID is not beneficial....and if badly set up, or set up to work like a PID is detrimental to steaming power losing you around 20%. The only way it won't lose you 20% of your steaming power is if the PID is set up to work like a pressurestat. This is also why it's very desirable to have proper dual loop PIDs on dual boiler machines and often manufacturers don't do this.

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