Originally Posted by P-J
A 2000W element on 120V draws 16.7 amps. 20A protection is appropriate.
Oh - and your last question. Fast blow fuses are appropriate for our application as we are dealing with resistive loads.
Thank you, fast blow fuses all around, check.
I think another problem has arisen. I'm running this on a dedicated 20 amp breaker however I planned on using a 4500W 240v LWD element. Even if I'm running it on 120v does that mean my draw is 18.75 amps? Or 4500W/120V = 37.5? or... since wattage is knocked down by 1/4 is it 1125w/120v = 9.375 amps. In other words I'm confused and concerned that the element will trip the breaker. Thoughts?