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Old 11-14-12, 08:40 AM   #41
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120vac only for the lower element.

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Old 11-14-12, 09:02 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Xringer View Post
I don't use the 4.5kW elements, I just tested them, using 120vac.
Ok, I saw your link with the Airtap title and put the two together. I see what you are saying now.
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Old 11-14-12, 11:20 AM   #43
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Yeah, if you use 120vac, you can use a cheap timer.
The best one I've used lately is this model.

I'm planning to use one of my transfer switches to supply inverter output power
(with a Timex timer) to one of my 'day time' loads.. Just need to hook it up..
Iota ITS-30R Transfer Switch |
My hobby is installing & trying to repair mini-splits
EPA 608 Type 1 Technician Certification ~ 5 lbs or less..
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Old 11-06-13, 11:48 PM   #44
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Nice ...but if you can find many more water heaters for your house then you can go for naaptol. in which you can choose according to your requirement.
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Old 11-07-13, 07:39 AM   #45
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Had a timer on WH for years, then poco quit the nighttime lower rate. HAve separate kw-hr meter on wh also. So disconnected timer (for use somewhere else)

Built box around wh with R25 insulation - went away for 2 weeks and only used 2k kw-hrs. Timer with insulation would gain almost nothing with added insulation.

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boiler, timer, water heater

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