Maybe we could get someone to slap around some equations - I know the engineers are already on this - but I'm not think the BTU potential is there to roast such a mass. It looks to me like 2 kg can be roasted with 110V but I defer to your experience and judgment.
On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 08:52:52 -0500, Tom Ulmer wrote: <Snip> Seems like an interesting thread .... what was the message you were replying to? I can't find this topic anywhere in the threads, must be listed some other way?
"It depends..." As the power requirement goes up, the wire sizes get bigger and bigger. A somewhat standard household circuit is typically limited to 20 amps, or about 2200 watts total (watt =v olts x amps for resistive loads). Other, larger circuit breakers are available and require larger wiring for that circuit and typically a different looking plug. For example, if you have a travel trailer to be hooked up, it will usually need a 30 amp 110 v circuit. That could handle 3300 watts. Larger RV's and monster 5th wheels even need 50 Amp circuits. Both of those use special plugs, but they are 110 volt single phase. You could do some serious roasting with 50 amps - that 5.5 KW. It would not be an off-the-shelf widget though and the cable to the special plug would be about 3/4" in diameter. Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Fri, 7 Jan 2005 08:52:52 -0500, Tom Ulmer wrote: <Snip> --
Tom Ulmer wrote: <Snip> Depends on the heat lost (aka energy) during the roast.
On Jan 7, 2005, at 11:52am, kofi wrote: <Snip> "Re: +Sumatra and Sulawesi problems" by petzul John Blumel
Got Volts? This whole issue came up for me when we went ffom summer to winter here in Oregon. I had purchased my Hot Top in the summer and was happily roasting along with 122 volts measured at the outlet where it was plugged in. So as I noticed my roast times getting longer and longer, I read the voltage again. Wow, it was `111 Called Pacific Power and they said they were in their acceptable perameters and that if it was any comfort, all my neighbors were getting the same thing. "Well, hot dog! " Santa must have heard all this and broughst me a shiny new Variac from SM (Mine is red) The UPS guy got a double hernia bringiing it in. It is an imposing dude and looks like you could launch a missle with it.