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Wrong Volt Heater.

Discussion in 'Refrigeration' started by Zman, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    So what would happen if a 230v drain line Heater was installed in one of theses reach ins that required a 110v? Would it not heat at all? Burn up? Cook the PVC drain? They both have the same Plug in connections and the Part # isn't easily seen,so I can see how someone would accidentally install the wrong one. I noticed because when I checked it for resistance, the readings were much higher than what the 110v is supposed to be, and confirmed my reads with a new one off my truck. Then I confirmed with the Manufacturer, it should be the 110v for this particular Reach In Freezer.
     
  2. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Won't get hot
     
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  3. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    A lot depends on the type of heater. Straight resistance or like the frost tex? Resistance heat 1/2 or less output. Frost Tex .........Dont know never tried it!

    Bigger question clearly 2 totally different plugs are needed!
     
  4. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    @knave knows a place where the 120 volt drain pan heaters and 120 volt ecm fan motors have been running on 208 volts for almost two years
     
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  5. Zman

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    She looks like this. The Red tape(230) vs white on the 110 was the only other identifiable marking if the paper tag is gone: IMG_20180210_174037.jpg