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Topic: Heating Elements (3 msgs / 68 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
I have a ceramic heater with a slide bar, it goes from 700 watts to 1500 =
watts, can anyone tell me how much electricity it will consume? and can =
I adapt to a coffee roaster? I like the Idea of the slide bar.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: R.N.Kyle
Thanks Rick
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

3) From: Rick Farris
Ron wrote:
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Electricity is a vague term, but if your question is how many watt-hours
(which is what your electricity meter measures) it will consume, well, it
will be 700 watt-hours/hour at the low end and 1500 watt-hours/hour at the
high end.
If you're asking how much current it will draw then the answer is (assuming
117Vac line voltage) approximately 6 amperes (coulombs/sec) at the 700 watt
end and a little under 13 amperes at the high end.
-- Rick
P.S.  An ampere is about 6.2 million billion electrons per second, so 10
amperes (about halfway between your 700 and 1500 watts) is about 62 million
billion electrons per second passing through your heater!
[RF]
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