I ended up getting a Meanwell 350W, 24V Power Supply as a Christmas present. I am going to be installing that soon. However, I am going to tackle the mains silicone heat pad I also received first.
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! I know I sure did!
With the mains heat bed. I had originally thought about getting a secondary input socket and plug similar to that already included with the FT5 kit. So, I would have one mains socket feeding the 24V power supply, and the other would be feeding the bed through an DC-AC SSR. In this scenario, the socket would be fused. The bed is 500W, which draws about 4.5A, I was thinking something like a 5A, or 6A fuse specifically for the bed.
Now that I think this through more, this doesn't seem like a good practice. Would it make more sense to have one mains input that is fused for the overall system instead? I would have to have some sort of terminal block from the switch then, which would allow me to feed the bed and the 24V supply.
Essentially, what I would like to know, is if I were to bypass the double entry module, what would be the best way to split up the Line and neutral lines of the AC power out of the entry module switch? I am reluctant to add multiple terminals to the lands of the power supply or off the switch, but all the terminal blocks I've come across will have multiple positions, but they are one in, one out. Just want to do this right. Hopefully this makes sense.
Thanks for your help!