Originally Posted by raouliii
FWIW, in theory, a 4500W/240V (12.8ohms) element should draw about 18.8amps with 240V applied.
That same element should draw about 9.4amps with 120V applied, and provide about 1125w of heat.
My mistake - I havent looked at the element in ten years or so - it's a 5KW @220vac element.
5KW / 220vac = 22.72 amps
220Vac/22.72a = 9.7ohms
120vac/9.7ohms = 12.3amps - about what I was measuring
12.3amps X 120vac = 1476VA, approximately 1476 watts assuming a purely resistive load.
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