Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by andyboy, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. andyboy

    andyboy New Member

    Wiring 2 2kw convectors on a circuit, do you think i would get away with a 16a breaker or should i go for a 20 to be on safe side.
  2. Dicky Minton

    Dicky Minton New Member

    Use a 20A MCB, the current for two 2kw heaters is just over 16A.
  3. andyboy

    andyboy New Member

    ok i will stop being tight, and get a 20a, although looking at the time curves the minimum current to trip a 16a breaker is 25a.
  4. Damocles

    Damocles New Member

    might run a bit hot though, don't know if they like that
  5. supersparky

    supersparky New Member

    how do you figure that?
  6. Damocles

    Damocles New Member

    I meant the 16A, they're thermal devices. seem to remember something about not putting fully loaded breakers next to each other because heat build up might cause them to trip below rating

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