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#55287 - 08/23/05 09:45 PM Insta Hot voltage  
Peter  Offline
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I am installing some "Insta Hot"s and needed to know the voltage and amps.
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#55288 - 08/23/05 10:50 PM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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You need to contact the Mfg. or distributor for that information. If its residential
the voltage could be 120 or 240 volts.


#55289 - 08/23/05 11:29 PM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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Usually your looking at 120 volt and about 10 amps, but you should check the rating on the unit in question.


#55290 - 08/23/05 11:39 PM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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Mr. Eagle,
Thank you for the basis. That is the problem. All I have is a set of plans and they just say "Insta Hot". I am running 12-2 MC cable.
There will be three of these on one circuit but I doubt if they would all be on at once. Or would they? This is for classrooms for a Sunday school.
I don't know the manufacturer and Google didn't help although it works good for crossword puzzles and Acrostics.
~Peter


#55291 - 08/24/05 12:12 AM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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In most cases 1 - 12/2 per unit will get you coverd @ 120V or 240V. I would not gang them together.

Rob


#55292 - 08/24/05 12:28 AM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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"would all be on at once. Or would they?"
First start up, and every power outage or lunch time.

Heres some...
http://www.insinkerator.com/dispensers/index.shtml

The right manufacturer would be a better bet. But you'd be save to figure 120V @ 750~1800W


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#55293 - 08/24/05 12:51 AM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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You really need to get the specs on these units. I think most of the replies here are referring to the insta hot units that get installed at the kitchen sink to provide hot water for tea, etc. These units have a small tank that holds the very hot water they don’t actually heat the water instantly. If you use more than a half gallon or so of water then you will be out of hot water until the water in the tank has time to reheat. I think the units you working with are designed to instantly heat water for the faucet. They typically are 2.4 – 5.5 KW for a single sink.
http://www.eemaxinc.com/new%20spec%20sheets/SinglePoint92104.pdf


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#55294 - 08/24/05 12:59 AM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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Good point!


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#55295 - 08/24/05 03:01 AM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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What this sounds like is an Electrode Boiler system.
Not unlike our "Push-through" systems here.
I'd go along with caselec with regard to the power rating, they aren't small by any means. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-24-2005).]


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#55296 - 08/24/05 05:14 PM Re: Insta Hot voltage  
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Simple answer for this. Customer must get specs or units don't get wired.


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