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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    I am working on an electric steam kettle. The element is a 6 wire element (three loops) that is 24kW three-phase 220v. There are two contactors and a low water switch, t-stat, and tilt switch. The kettle was converted from 480v by switching out the element, removing a transformer, and adding one...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi there! Im trying to make a heater wire with 30 gauge nichrome wire, and a 110v to 24v transformer. I took a 3 prong plug and cut the wires exposing the hot, neutral and ground wire. I connected the hot wire (black) to the black wire on the transformer and did the same with the white wire. (I...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    It seems that the heating elements in water heaters and other equipment are hardly ever rated for the same voltage that is available. The elements are rated for a specific wattage, but this is at a given voltage. In reality, the elements all have a fixed resistance. The wattage depends on the...
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