Reposting here: Heating Element question

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by motijaded, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. motijaded

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Hey all, any help would be appreciated with the following problem I'm trying to solve:

    I have a power supply of about 500 Vrms at 1.1 Amps running through 5000+ ft. of copper wire and I need to know how I can convert enough of it to heat to reach at least 600°F. Also, the heating element must not take up more space than 1"x2" or so. Is tightly-coiled, very high gauge nichrome wire my best bet to meet such requirements?

    It needs to heat something that will fit inside of the coil, so nothing large.

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Identical thread in the General section.
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