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From: Ian Stirling
Subject: Re: Higher loads on triac light dimmer ???
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:48:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Phil Allison wrote:
> "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
The wires in the appliance will be sized for the current.
The wires in the plug/socket/... may not, even though the wattage of the
appliance might seem to indicate that they are.
Probably completely OK with one appliance.
Run a few of them this way, and you could run into problems.
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