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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by nel, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. nel


    Jun 24, 2013
    hi my name is nick.... Can i control the 5000w heater wen i use potentiomerter?
    What should i do? Pls help me .thanks.....:)
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    No potentiometer will control a 5000W device.

    You will need a controler rated for 5000W. A kind of Dimmer could work, although it will create a lot of noise on the mains power. Since a heater is usually rather slow in heating up and cooling down, a simple two-position controller will be better suited.

    Your question is evidence of a certain lack of understanding of electronics. I strongly recommend you do not attempt to build such a controller on your own. Buy a commercial controller or at the very least get the help of someone experienced in that kind of circuit. This is dangerous!
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