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#### wdude

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A restaurant heat coil part failed in a fried food holding station FFHS27A-C1G11 just after the 1 yr warranty ended.
This shows 208 on name plate but was installed with 240 with ground vs 3 leg supply. I replaced the \$400 heater part and it worked for a day...so now wondering why it failed and asking if 240 can be used in this 208 equipment.
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#### samgregger

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Is it just a resitive heater element or something fancy?

#### wdude

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Basic ...here it is on partstown:
Delfield 2198638 HEATER,AIR,4500W,208V
List Price: \$ 396.00
Mfr Part #: 2198638
Parts Town Part #: DEL2198638

#### Wirenuting

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Welcome to ET

How long have you worked in this restaurant

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#### just the cowboy

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Quick answer is no. Depends on cycle time on how long it lasts, if only a little heat is needed it will work for awhile, but if it is heating all the time it will not last long.

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#### samgregger

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Quick answer is no. Depends on cycle time on how long it lasts, if only a little heat is needed it will work for awhile, but if it is heating all the time it will not last long.
Yep, you either need a 240v element or you have to buck the voltage down.

#### kb1jb1

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P = E X E / R or Power = voltage squared divided by the resistance. After doing the math you are probably causing the element to produce 5,100 watts which might be too hot for the use.

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