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Old 12-08-2008, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try putting a multimeter on it to measure the resistance. I'll go do mine right now and you can compare...

OK, I'm back! Man it's cold out.

I read 16.4 ohms at the plugs/prongs of the heater cord.

Which is roughly what is should be, according to this calculator: Enter 110 volts, 16.4 ohms and hit "calculate" = 737 watts. @ 115v = 806 Watts.

Mine's a 800w nominal heater.

Ohms Law Calculator
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