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Old 10-04-2008, 01:34 AM   #11
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It's designed for 220...i thought it was 4500... could be 5500... is that gonna trip my circuit breaker? Should i get a new element?

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Old 10-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #12
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It's designed for 220...i thought it was 4500... could be 5500... is that gonna trip my circuit breaker? Should i get a new element?
Exactly as Yuri said, if you run a 220V element at 110V it will give you only 1/4 of the rated power. If it's designed for 4500W@220V it'll do 1125W@110V drawing 10A which is fine for average household breakers. But it's for you to decide if 1125W is going to be enough heat for your system.
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