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Precision temperature controller is tripping the breaker

When the controller is connected without the heating cartridges it does not trip, but if you insert the heating cartridges it trips. It looks like the controller is drawing too much power.

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Exactly what is tripping? and actually it sounds like the heat cartridge is drawing too much power, ( check amp rating on fuse and heater to see if they are in check )

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