Q: On an 50A circuit should you be able to turn all of three of your electric heaters on at the same time without tripping the main breaker?

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the circuit breaker has low amperes.

Yes, all electric heaters are required to have an emergency circuit breaker which shuts the unit down in the event of overheating.

You can have a total of 3600 watts. NEC requires you to use only 75% of circuit breaker, therefore on a 20 amp breaker you can use up to 15 amps.

Yes, electric baseboard heaters can be painted.

Propane heaters have a better rating than electric heaters. This is due to the lower cost of ownership.

Electric water heaters have not carbon monoxide.

Certainly, 100Watt of power requires only about 1 A at 115V However, if you made a typo and intended to say two 1000 Watt heaters Then I would use a 25A. The 20A breaker would be ok, but will be on the cusp of tripping as the current would be closer to 18A. The typical 14AWG wiring in a house can carry up to 32Amps safely as a result the maximum circuit breaker to use would be 25Amps <<>> In the above answer it is stated that a #14 wire will carry up to 32 amps. This is completely false. A #14 wire is only rated at 15 amps. To carry 32 amps safely you would need to use a #8 wire which is three wire sizes larger that a # 14.

Yes there was I can find records of electric heaters as early as 1880's and some records show that electric heaters had become "practical" by 1892.

Since baseboard heaters come in many different wattages vs. lengths I guess the best answer would be, you can load up to 2880 watts of baseboard heaters on a 15 amp two pole breaker at 240 volts.

Electric garage heaters come in several sizes. A 1500 Watt 120 volt plug in heater would need a 15 amp circuit with 14 gauge wire for temporary use. A 5000 watt 240 volt heater would need a dedicated 25 amp circuit breaker and a 10 gauge wire. Every home is different and this is intended as a general reference only. Seek competent professional advice for your specific application.

Remember that the breaker protects the wire size. You would have to use a #6 wire to operate the heaters. To find out how many heaters that can be connected, divide 50 by 8.5 amps.Before you do any work yourself,on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energizedIF YOU ARE NOT REALLY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOBSAFELY AND COMPETENTLYREFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

Usually only one heater can be operated on a 15 amp branch circuit. <<>> In North America the total wattage from a two pole 15 amp breaker is Watts = Amps x Volts = 15 x 240 = 3600 watts. Baseboard heaters are considered a continuous load so the circuit can only be loaded to 80% capacity. 3600 x 80% = 2880 watts. So to answer the question, up to 2880 watts can be loaded on to a circuit fed from a two pole 15 amp breaker.

My new house as electric baseboard heaters. Are they safe for pets and babies?

yes

Older style kerosene heaters do increase humidity. Electric heaters do not - they tend to reduce humidity.

"Rheem does manufacture both gas and electric water heaters. Rheem currently offers 18 different varieties of gas water heaters and 9 different varieties of electric water heaters. Both types of Rheem water heaters are known for their rigorous standards, reliability, and efficiency."

An oil filled electric space heater produces a more "even" heating without the hotspots that standard electric space heaters can produce. Also it is not possible for something poked into the oil filled electric space heater to touch the electrical heating element wires as is possible in standard electric space heaters (which would shock you).

I am renewing my heater system because it is old. Where can I get more information on electric baseboard heaters?

240V is much more effecient, and you can put more heaters on a 20 amp circuit than you can a 120V.

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electric heaters

nothing wrong with it

There are a number of devices that break a circuit. On motor circuits an overload block opens the circuit when the motor's current goes above the motor's nameplate rating. Likewise a fuse or a breaker will open a circuit when the current goes above their rated limit. In home wiring circuits the home devices are controlled by a simple on- off switch. Electric heating circuits are controlled by thermostats that regulate the heaters by opening and closing the heater's supply voltage.

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