Originally Posted by pldaniels
Are you referring to the actual covering irons?
Yes, I am talking about the covering irons. Until I saw the link for the coverite iron, I have never seen an iron that uses electronic control.
What I had envisioned was a very simple feedback circuit to control the on/off part rather than the bi-metal strip which has a very large hysteresis.
I suppose the fact that you would be switching 240 VAC may make it more difficult at least from the safety point of view.