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From: "Phil Allison"
References: <3D88D6D0.750B841D@texas.net> <3D88ED75.6BBD801D@texas.net>
Subject: Re: Higher loads on triac light dimmer ???
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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 17:07:12 +1000
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"Ian Stirling" wrote in message
> Phil Allison wrote:
> > "Ian Stirling" wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> The wiring needs sized to the RMS current though, which is quite a bit
> >> higher than the power use would imply.
> > ** The rms current in the coffee maker's wiring is the SAME as for
> > normal opeartion on a 110/120 supply. The exact same current flows in
> > 230 volt wiring - about 11.5 amps in this case - slighlty above the
> > 10 amp limit but should be no problem because of that.
> The power used by the appliance is ~1.3Kw.
> The wire dissapates the same as when used with a ~2.6Kw load.
** Which wires?? Not the lead used on the coffee maker. The
"Traveller's Friend" was built in the form of a plug in box with USA style
outlet so has no external wires. There is no wire sizing issue to worry
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