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Topic: AlpenCurrent (5 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Kent Pierce
 
While setting up my new Alp, I measured the current draw and found that it 
was pulling just over 7 amps. This was a pleasant surprise since the specs 
show 1020 watts which should be up around 10 amps (if memory serves). This 
oughta give my wiring a break. Otherwise a casual test roast with Tom's 
Nicaraguan La Illusion came out (timewise) very much as Jay and others have 
described. Starting at 55 deg F, first crack came around 15 min, 2nd crack 
between 17 and 19, (cracks easy to hear especially if you put your ear near 
the bean cup). Coffee is lighter in color and taste than La Illusion 
roasted about the same time into 2nd crack in the Precision. Installed a 
thermometer today and will generate some more info soon.......
............Kent

2) From: Eric Bear Albrecht
 
At 5:17 PM -0500 4/9/00, Kent Pierce wrote:
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My calculatrice says 1020 watts is 8.5 amps (1020/120).  Nameplate current is
generally a maximum plus a fudge factor.  I suppose Gonzo can add to this.
;B
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3) From: Kent Pierce
 
Bear,
re: my memory, apparently serving hours were over. I didn't, however, 
expect the Alp with its big serpentine heating element to come in far under 
the Precision which draws 11 amps. 'Course it might explain some of the 
Alp's long time/temp profile.......
...........Kent
At 06:46 PM 04/09/2000 -0600, you wrote:
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4) From: Jeffrey Vandegrift
Efficiency is the issue here, how much of the electrical power
actually goes into the heat plus motion.
Example: Go into a hardware or home store and compare the
amperage of the smallest (or smaller) sump pumps with the
largest. Last time I did this, every unit on the shelf, no matter
what its size was rated at 10 amps, yet the largest pumps at
least 6 times as much water per minute.
Kent Pierce wrote:
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5) From: Chris Schaefer
Actually, no.  I can't.  We usually only print total product wattage and rated voltage/freq.
CAS
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From: 	Eric Bear Albrecht[SMTP:ebear]
Sent: 	Sunday, April 09, 2000 7:46 PM
To: 	homeroast
Subject: 	Re: + AlpenCurrent
At 5:17 PM -0500 4/9/00, Kent Pierce wrote:
<Snip>
My calculatrice says 1020 watts is 8.5 amps (1020/120).  Nameplate current is
generally a maximum plus a fudge factor.  I suppose Gonzo can add to this.
;B
-- 
      Eric Bear Albrecht     ebear    http://www.newmex.com/ebear      Tired of the same old crap?  Note that crap, gore, and bush are all
      four-letter words.  Want to see anything change?  Vote for Nader.
      Anything else is just more insanity.  Two-party system?  HA!!


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