oil filled radiators

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Berto, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Berto

    Berto Deleted User

    hi everybody,
    Would it be safe to use a 700watt,electric oil filed radiator on a 16amp site or am i going to blow the hook up fuse?
     
  2. keith

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    700w is only about 3 amps so you have got plenty to spare. :BigGrin:
    For a rough guide you devide the watts by the voltage, therefore 700 / 240 is approximatley 3 amps plus whatever alse you decide to run. :thumb:
     
  3. Berto

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    :BigGrin:hi keith, thanks for such a speedy answer, and thanks for the formula that is a BIG BIG help, up till now every time i flick a switch i cringe :BigGrin:
     
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    Sound like my wife she does the same. :Rofl1:
    If abroad where the elec. can be as low as 5amp :Eeek: you have to know how to manage it, only having appliances that are below the maximum.
    Don't forget your fridge & battery charger take some power, but not a great deal, so with 16 amps, as we get in the UK, it's not a problem
     
  5. rambling sid

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    We always use an oil filled radiator; it's possibly not as efficient as a blow heater, but we like the fact that it is silent and you can leave it on low all night.
     
  6. Jim

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    I agree Sid, fan heaters heat a room quickly but if we have them on for a long time I suffer with a sore throat. No such problems with an oil filled rad, and like you say, silent and you can safely leave them on
     
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