With all the talk in this forum about burning up augers, I decide to build a protection device for the two auger motors in my Engalnder 25-PDVC. Considering using a CT with a rectifier and quad op amp to feed DC current into a PIC microcontroller. Program the pic to activate a solid state relay if the current draw was too great after a short time delay. Prototype circuit seams to be working well. PIC seams to detect current wihtin +/-10% as measured by an ammeter on a steady load. I'm going to connect it to some type of LCD display and maybe a small buzzer. Are all the augers used for pellet stoves about the same? Mine appears to be a 1RPM final gear auger attached to a 120 VAC motor with a full load amp rating of about 0.5 amps. I've designed the circuit to measure 0-5 Amp RMS AC with motor cutouts under two conditions: 125% FLA (.75 Amps) for for 5 seconds "high load" 200% FLA (1.0 amp) for 1 second "locked rotor current/jam"