insta- flo water heater

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Old 01-29-06, 07:10 AM
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insta- flo water heater

I need to install a insta flo water heater for my hand washing sink.This is for a mobile food cart to be use at festivals and fairs. The rating on the insta flo is 1400 watts , 15 amps. The problem is the events are only providing 1000 watts of power to my booth. Does that make my heater useless?
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Old 01-29-06, 07:48 AM
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Pretty much, yeah.
This is especially true if you have other loads you need power for.
Can you go propane or a unit with less draw (wattage)?
 
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Old 01-29-06, 09:33 AM
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1000 watts at 120 volts is only about 8 amps. Not very much. How are they limiting you to this? If they actually have an 8 amp breaker, you would trip it. It seems any size cable they are providing for hookup should handle more than 8 amps. A basic household electric outlet has breaker and wire size for 15 amps minimum. The cord for your hair dryer or coffee pot routinely handles 12 amps.

Are you sure that you are limited to 1000 watts? Could it be 10,000?
 
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