Item #: PTNFII24020A3K
Please supply us with your kiln's serial number in the "Comments" section during checkout so we can be sure you receive the correct controller.
Paragon's wall-mounted TouchnFire 2 portable digital kiln controller is designed to update your manual kiln-sitter model kiln. Simply connect the controller's thermocouple, plug your old kiln directly into this controller, and plug the controller into the wall outlet. We recommend doing this when your manual kiln is still in good shape - meaning your switches work, bricks are in good shape and the elements clearly have life left in them. Although this controller is produced by Paragon, it can be used on any brand of manual kiln.
The wall-hanging TouchnFire 2 Portable Digital Controller, or TnF2, features Paragon's 12-key Sentry control panel, which gives you the capacity to use pre-set firing programs, or build and store your own with just the touch of a button. The TnF 2 plugs into the wall receptacle that your electric manual-fire kiln is now using. The kiln, in turn, plugs into a receptacle on the TnF 2. In order for the controller to know what's happening inside of your kiln, you do need to connect a thermocouple (which reads your kiln's internal temperature) from your kiln to the controller - but don't worry, this kit comes complete with a thermocouple and all wires you will need to connect it. To install the thermocouple, you can either place it in one of your kiln's pre-existing peep hole plugs, or simply drill a 1/8" hole through your kiln's firebrick wall. After mounting the thermocouple to the kiln, you are ready to fire. If you have a kiln sitter, you can continue to use it as an additional safety backup.
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean. The TnF 2 also has settings that enable you to track your kiln's energy consumption, which will enable you to find out exactly how much your kiln costs per firing.
The TnF 2 comes with a wall-mountable control box, thermocouple and instructions. Warranty: two years for all components except the Sentry controller, which carries a 2 ½ year warranty.
Ordering: Specify the wall receptacle used by the kiln when ordering (i.e. NEMA configuration number 6-50R). Please enter your specification in the 'comments' section at online check-out, or be ready with your configuration if you place a phone order. Please also specify whether you want Cone-Fire mode, which can be included at no extra charge. (TnF 2's are ordinarily shipped with Ramp-Hold mode only.) Select your kiln's correct voltage (240V or 120V) from the drop-down menu above.
Please note that 3-key controllers are only available as 120V models.
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