Originally Posted by Dogtrash
Just spoke with My sparky. And its no problem to upgrade. But its real expensive.
Do i have to shut Down The rest of My house when i wanna fire up My brewery @25amp breaker
Or should i just order a set of 4500w elements instead.
Can i hook up an 3-phase 400volt 6-9kw element with The original guts of kals. That way i can get The amps down alot.
Btw do you have any other name for "intermittent"? Didnt really quite understand the meaning of that Word
Depends what else is run from that breaker. Most houses are fitted with multiple breakers so each one only supplies power to a portion of the total outlets in the house.
Another thing to check will be your wall socket outlet rating. In New Zealand most common wall sockets are only rated for 10 amps but the circuit is rated for 20 amps total. This means you can run 2x 10 amp loads on one circuit but can't run a 20 amp load from one socket.
The 3-phase element will not help you unless you have 3-phase power to your house. Most 3-phase elements I have seen are basically 3 single phase elements in one package.
As Gil said "Intermittent = occasional or not long term." basically how it has been explained to me is anything over 20 hours of continous power triggers the 80% rule, again this is probably different in you country so check with the sparky.