HELP! Does anyone know the answer to this?????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Engteacher, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    I bought this from Randal Burke to keep the water from freezing in winter. Unfortunately, it doesn't say anywhere what the wattage or amperage is on the website, the box, or the heater itself. I don't want to blow the fuse in the coop. Can anyone tell me where I could find this information out?

    http://www.randallburkey.com/Electric-Heater-Base/productinfo/10019/

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    Help?
     
  2. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would guess not much more than a 100 watt light bulb
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Found this, it might help.

    Thermostat keeps water at 50 to 55 degrees. Operates only when temperatures are below 34 and operates at 125 watts.

    Chris
     
  4. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The conversion of watts to amps is governed by the equation: amps = watts/volts

    Assuming we are talking about a 110/120 ac volt circuit; let's assume that the heater is 250 watts. That comes to about 2 amps. Your electrical will be rated for at least 15 amps (at a minimum). Assuming there is not high resistants in your electrical pathway(s) do to long distances, poor connections, etc... you should have minimal concerns...

    What other loads are on that same circuit breaker?
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had two of these heaters on the same 15 amp circuit along with a timer/20 w florescent light fixture for 10 years and have never tripped the breaker so I suspect you'll do just fine.
     

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