Immersion heater switch

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by titan123, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. titan123

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    Sep 3, 2016
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    Please can someone tell me 2 differences between a one way light switch and an isoltaing switch used for an immersion heater?
     
  2. KMoffett

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    Wild guess with so little info:
    A "one way light switch" breaks one side of the 2-wire line going to the heater. SPST
    An "isoltaing switch" (isolating?) breaks both sides of the 2-wire line. DPST

    Ken
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    Is this a UK style residential hot water tank immersion heater?
    Max.
     
  4. AlbertHall

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    The current rating.
    Light - low power.
    Heater - high power.
     
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