Question about Fahrenheat Electric Convector Baseboard Heater, 240 Volt

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SOURCE: plinthe chauffante baseboard heaters

take a close look at the tubular element with a magnifying glass. the volts value should be stamped into the element. most baseboard heaters are 240 volt at low, high and medium density. wattage could be from 750 to 1500 watts

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

Hayward has manuals for each type heater, gas and electric.

http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Ground-Pool-Manuals_10201_10551_14502_-1___I.htm

Hayward also has contact page, and can probably recommend correct change-over product.

You want to switch from propane to heat-pump type.

There are likely 3 areas of difference. Read each manual and generally look for 1) unit size and capability to match spa 2) pipe connections and sizes 3) Electrical requirement

From electrical standpoint, You need GFCI-protected line from circuit breaker box, or GFCI (arc-fault) breaker. This will prevent electrocution risk around spa.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html

Wire sizes are based on volts and watt-rating of heater.

Each electrical device has rating plate showing volts and watts.

3500 watts divided by 240 volts = 14.5 amps so install double-pole 20 amp breaker and use 12 gauge wire.

1500 watts divided by 120 volts = 12.5 amps so install sinle-pole 20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Ground-Pool-Manuals_10201_10551_14502_-1___I.htm

Hayward also has contact page, and can probably recommend correct change-over product.

You want to switch from propane to heat-pump type.

There are likely 3 areas of difference. Read each manual and generally look for 1) unit size and capability to match spa 2) pipe connections and sizes 3) Electrical requirement

From electrical standpoint, You need GFCI-protected line from circuit breaker box, or GFCI (arc-fault) breaker. This will prevent electrocution risk around spa.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html

Wire sizes are based on volts and watt-rating of heater.

Each electrical device has rating plate showing volts and watts.

3500 watts divided by 240 volts = 14.5 amps so install double-pole 20 amp breaker and use 12 gauge wire.

1500 watts divided by 120 volts = 12.5 amps so install sinle-pole 20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

Oct 28, 2012 | Raypak Spapak Electric Spa Heater -...

You need to take a meter and see if you have 220 volts between the black and white. if you do have 220 then hook white wire to the red on the on the thermostat and the black to the black wire on the thermostat. on the other side of the thermostat hook the red and black to the red and black to the heater

Jan 01, 2012 | Marley Electric Hydronic Baseboard Heater,...

Your heater is a 1500 watt model. Based on a house voltage of 110 Volts AC you should have about a 13.64 amp load. You might consider it a 15 amp unit to play it safe.

Mar 30, 2011 | Honeywell HWLHZ370 Ceramic Electric...

Its probably not a bad idea. Thats alot for a 100A panel to handle, a range needs a 50A, a water heater needs 30A, and the heat will need a 50A or a 60A breaker... Plus whatever else is in the house will be a bit more than the 100A service can handle. But if you don't have the money it will do for a while because for the most part they won't all be pulling at the same time. Word to the wise get at least a 30 space panel when you upgrade, I always install a 40 space panel because for the cost difference its well worth it for future needs because you'll fill it up quicker than you think and you'll have space for anything else you may want to add later on. Hope I helped

Dec 09, 2010 | Your One Source Homeline Circuit Breaker

Like all 1500 watt appliances, 12.5. You divide the watts by the volts to get the amps (except for reactive loads like motors etc.). Why do you ask? Is it popping breakers?

Nov 15, 2010 | Del-Rain 1500-V 1500 Watt Ceramic Heater

The water heater has two 4500 watt elements.

However both elements are not turned-ON at same time

So the water heater is 4500 Watts

Volts x Amps = watts

Amps =watts divided by volts

Amps = 4500 Watts divided by 240 Volts

Amps= 18.75

So that says a 20 amp breaker ... except for the 80% rule

80% rules says for safety, your Amp rating should be multiplied by 80%

20 amp breaker X 80% = 16 amps

20 amp breaker is actually safe for just 16 amps, and your water heater draws 18.75 amps.

The calculation shows you need a 30 Amp breaker.

30 Amp breaker requires 10 gauge wire.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html

However both elements are not turned-ON at same time

So the water heater is 4500 Watts

Volts x Amps = watts

Amps =watts divided by volts

Amps = 4500 Watts divided by 240 Volts

Amps= 18.75

So that says a 20 amp breaker ... except for the 80% rule

80% rules says for safety, your Amp rating should be multiplied by 80%

20 amp breaker X 80% = 16 amps

20 amp breaker is actually safe for just 16 amps, and your water heater draws 18.75 amps.

The calculation shows you need a 30 Amp breaker.

30 Amp breaker requires 10 gauge wire.

http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html

Nov 02, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

depends upon wattage of baseboard. I would guess about 20 -30 amps. Amps = Watts/Volts. Example, 1500 watts/220 volts = breaker size of 6.8 amps (add 25%) The only breaker available is a 15 amp breaker.

Oct 05, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

grainger has them- home depot. wire is easy wire one side straight to 1 wire on in coming power the other side use your thermostat to break curcit ie wire into stat out of stat to voltage

Jan 15, 2010 | Cadet Manufacturing CADET SL Series Small...

Your unit is 515 Watts using 115V (line to ground.)

**Maytag M3X05F2A**

**Specifications:**

• Volts 115

• EER 9.7

• Amps 5.0

• Watts 515

• Plug cap. amps 125/15

• Pints per hour 1.4

• Room air (CFM) 160

**Room Size:**

• 10' x 15'

• 150 sq. ft.

If you plan on using it in the Philippines the electrical power supply is 220V line to ground. You can use an Auto Voltage Regulator (AVR) which has an internal winding with a servo that moves a carbon brush across the winding. I would recommend that you use at least a 1500 Watt AVR as the longer you use it the hotter it will get. Hopefully you can find an AVR with 3 pronged outlets. I currently use 3 ea. SIEG models SVC-888-1000 VA (600 Watts) for most electronics and 1 SVC-888-1500VA on a small 11 Cu Ft. freezer. The Freezer is 626W but uses almost 700W during the defrost cycle. The AVR failed after 3 years due to overheating. (STINK!) I also have a 4th SEIG model SVC-888-3000VA on my 21 Cu Ft 115V Refrigerator. There are other AVR manufacturers here and the cost vary greatly by manufacturer. (P3300 - P6500 depending on model) I have has all of my AVRs in countinous service for almost 6 years.

• Volts 115

• EER 9.7

• Amps 5.0

• Watts 515

• Plug cap. amps 125/15

• Pints per hour 1.4

• Room air (CFM) 160

• 10' x 15'

• 150 sq. ft.

If you plan on using it in the Philippines the electrical power supply is 220V line to ground. You can use an Auto Voltage Regulator (AVR) which has an internal winding with a servo that moves a carbon brush across the winding. I would recommend that you use at least a 1500 Watt AVR as the longer you use it the hotter it will get. Hopefully you can find an AVR with 3 pronged outlets. I currently use 3 ea. SIEG models SVC-888-1000 VA (600 Watts) for most electronics and 1 SVC-888-1500VA on a small 11 Cu Ft. freezer. The Freezer is 626W but uses almost 700W during the defrost cycle. The AVR failed after 3 years due to overheating. (STINK!) I also have a 4th SEIG model SVC-888-3000VA on my 21 Cu Ft 115V Refrigerator. There are other AVR manufacturers here and the cost vary greatly by manufacturer. (P3300 - P6500 depending on model) I have has all of my AVRs in countinous service for almost 6 years.

Jan 13, 2008 | Maytag M6Q10F2A Air Conditioner

take a close look at the tubular element with a magnifying glass. the volts value should be stamped into the element. most baseboard heaters are 240 volt at low, high and medium density. wattage could be from 750 to 1500 watts

Jan 09, 2008 | Fahrenheat Electric Convector Baseboard...

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