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Old 05-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
Steven9026
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Will a Johnson control handle a 2000 watt heating element with using a relay?

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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What model? If it's rate 10-15 amps.... I would not do it.

amps X volts(120) = watts

so....

10(amps) x 120volts = 1200 watts (for example)

I have the A419... a quick Google search and it looks like 1500 watts is the max.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Sorry,, M1k3 , it's the 419 unit. I've been running a 1500 watt unit straight through it without any problems. I was thinking that I needed a relay to run the 2000 watt unit and the johnson.

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Just found the specs on the A419.. Only rated at 16amps, So the 2000 watt will be pushing it at 16.66 amps..

 
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