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1500 W electric heater control

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    I've got a 110V, 1500 W immersion heater (similar to the kind used in
    electric water heaters).

    I'd like to control it a little more precisely than simply switching
    it on/off every 30 seconds.

    Is this a good application for a triac?


  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    A resistive load, sure sounds like it.

  3. Guest

    Eh, I just want to heat up some... uh... liquid to... oh, about 97
    degrees Centigrade.

    Will I need a snubber?


  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    It's done all the time:
  5. neon


    Oct 21, 2006
    you guess it right a TRIAC for a purely resistive load such as a heater you might find easily at home depot . the thing that bother me is usualy heaters have temp control as opposed to dimmers. that makes is also safer too
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