Patio heater

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  1. grommett

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    I just bought a wall mounted patio heater on amazon advertised as 800w. When it arrived I found it had no rating plate on it. The instruction booklet said 110/230v 800/1500w so I read that as 800@110 and 1500@240. I decided to return the item and although I have been offered a no quibble return/refund, the seller also assured me it is only 800w and the booklet is referring to two models.

    to be sure I measured the resistance of the element at 80 ohms, would I be correct in thinking this would draw 3amps at 240v?

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    Yes! and 720w
     
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    However, does not the resistance of a "wire" change when it is heated?
    Would the resistance of the "element" change when it is heated and would it be higher or lower when heated to operating temperature?
     
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    It will be nichrome wire and it's resistance will rise as it is heated, but not to any great extent as to affect the wattage.
     
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    I see not problem with a wall mounted patio heater, the heater is high enough not to be touched, but when mounted on a metal pole of some sort, the problem is earthing, specially where used near water, for example a hot tub, so the big question is if class I or class II and when looking for "amazon patio electric heater 800w" it does show a heater, but it does not say if class I or class II on the wall class I OK on a metal pole you want class II if a TN-C-S supply which is the most common supply.

    Lawnmowers, strimmers are normally class II even hot tubs often class II, can't believe the advert does not say class I or class II.
     
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