[Clayart] 208/240

Steve Slatin claystevslat at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 23 11:51:24 EST 2017


Jim -- that'd have the opposite effect.  Making the wire thinner would increase resistance, but that'd be technically difficult and in either casethe element would burn out sooner.  Counterintuitively, if you have a one-phase 208 v kiln and one phase 240 v power, the most cost-effective way to deal with it is plug it in, run it at the 'wrong' voltage until the elementburns up, and then replace it.
Different issues present themselves if you've got a non-single phase kiln,because then you need appropriate wiring to supply the kiln.  (Kilns canbe rewired.  It's not actually that difficult, but you do need to know whatyou're doing.)
Steve S 


      From: Jim Brown <jbrown1000 at gmail.com>
 To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com 
 Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:06 PM
 Subject: [Clayart] 208/240
   
Could one not just shorten the elements in the 208 to increase the
resistance?


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