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Old 12-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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im just about to order the elements like the ones they use on the electric brewery site and just wanted to make sure that they will be ok on UK power supply i cant see why not as they are 240v any body see any reason why i cant use them heres the link

Amazon.com: Camco 02963 5500W 240V 14-Inch Screw in Lime Life Ripple Element Water Heater: Home Improvement

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Hey I just ordered that element in myself!

I couldn't see why not, if you have two hot wires that come from your 240v plug then you're good to go. If you have one hot that carries ALL the load and then a neutral or something, that might change things, maybe?

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Hey I just ordered that element in myself!

I couldn't see why not, if you have two hot wires that come from your 240v plug then you're good to go. If you have one hot that carries ALL the load and then a neutral or something, that might change things, maybe?
European 240V service is not like american 240V service. Ours is made of two 120V hot lines. Theirs is made up of one 240V hot line and a neutral.

However, the element will work fine. It doesn't know or care about the specifics of the power source. If you run 240V through it, it'll get hot.
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Thanks for the help i understand now, that explains your wiring diagrams with two hot wires, now i know

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European 240V service is not like american 240V service. Ours is made of two 120V hot lines. Theirs is made up of one 240V hot line and a neutral.

However, the element will work fine. It doesn't know or care about the specifics of the power source. If you run 240V through it, it'll get hot.
And electrically speaking both wires carry the same load. The voltage setup is slightly different with reference to ground. But in terms of current both wires carry the same current just in opposing directions.
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