For the sake of conversation, please assume I am a total wiring noob (which I am).
First...what do the specifications on the Ranco ETC mean when it gives me the following specs:
NO Contact (I assume that means never open?)
Full Load Amps 16A 8A
Locked Rotor Amps 96A 48A
Resistive Amps 16A 8A
NC Contact (I assume that means never closed?)
Full Load Amps 5.8A 2.9A
Locked Rotor Amps 34.8A 17.8A
Resistive Amps 5.8A 2.9A
1) What's the difference between never open and never closed?
2) What does Full Load Amps mean (in layman terms)?
3) What does Locked Rotor Amps mean (in layman terms)?
4) I have a 50 amp gfci breaker running to a dryer outlet to my 5500w element. Right now I'm just using the breaker to turn the element on and off. I want to use the Ranco to do that. Since the max pull on the element is 23A, does it exceed what the Ranco is capable of handling?
Thanks a ton for your help! Really trying to get my HERMS unit up as soon as possible