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Drive an heating element for an homemade oven.

Alec_t

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Welcome to EP!
Can you explain what you mean by 'pilot'?
All you need to keep the element always on is a suitably rated switch.
 

diegog

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Sorry I might have used the wrong word. I mean that I would like to turn it on constantly. What is happening at the moment is that the circuit breaker goes off after 4 mins of usage. I guess it's absorbing too much power. Would I need a controller for using it?
 

Alec_t

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If the element is not faulty then your circuit-breaker is doing its job in preventing your supply circuit from being over-loaded. I suggest you get a lower wattage element. Controllers which reduce the heating capacity of an element can fail, or be set incorrectly. Either situation could be hazardous.
 

Alec_t

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.... and what is the rating of the element?
 

bertus

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Hello,

This is the desciption on the given page:
High Quality Compatible Fan Oven Element 1500W

Have you noticed that the fan oven is not heating up as usual? Well, this could be due to a faulty fan oven element. This element is the circular element in the oven, and can fail if the internal element filament burns out - causing a short circuit.

If this has happened to your element, or you have noticed visual signs of a split, bulge or blow hole on the element, then it sounds like it is time to get it replaced.

eSpares has this replacement compatible fan oven element, which could soon be fitted in your oven to bring back the heat - and get you on your way to cooking those great tasting meals again in no time!

Specification:

  • 2 Turn
  • Wattage: 1500 watts
  • Height: 172mm
  • Width: 147mm
  • Bracket: 70mm
  • Tags: 24mm
  • Manufacturers' name and numbers are used for reference purposes only. This part is in no way associated with the original manufacturers part
It seems to be an 1500 Watt element.

Bertus
 

Alec_t

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Presumably a 240V rated element as the link is uk-based. So current would be ~6A. If the breaker is 5A rated that would explain it tripping.
 

diegog

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The spare part is brand new, just used once. How can I test if it is broken?
Thanks

Hello,

This is the desciption on the given page:
High Quality Compatible Fan Oven Element 1500W

Have you noticed that the fan oven is not heating up as usual? Well, this could be due to a faulty fan oven element. This element is the circular element in the oven, and can fail if the internal element filament burns out - causing a short circuit.

If this has happened to your element, or you have noticed visual signs of a split, bulge or blow hole on the element, then it sounds like it is time to get it replaced.

eSpares has this replacement compatible fan oven element, which could soon be fitted in your oven to bring back the heat - and get you on your way to cooking those great tasting meals again in no time!

Specification:

  • 2 Turn
  • Wattage: 1500 watts
  • Height: 172mm
  • Width: 147mm
  • Bracket: 70mm
  • Tags: 24mm
  • Manufacturers' name and numbers are used for reference purposes only. This part is in no way associated with the original manufacturers part
It seems to be an 1500 Watt element.

Bertus
 

diegog

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What about a thermostat that can prevent the element to absorb too much and not kicking off the circuit breaker?

Presumably a 240V rated element as the link is uk-based. So current would be ~6A. If the breaker is 5A rated that would explain it tripping.
 

Alec_t

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What about a thermostat
Too slow to operate. The response time of a thermostat is much greater than that of a circuit-breaker.
As previously asked, what is the circuit-breaker rating (Amps)?
You need to power the element from a circuit which can handle 6A without stress, e.g. a 10A circuit.
 

duke37

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The element is intended for use in a fan oven. If it is not cooled by air movement, then the element will overheat and nasty things can happen.

Do you have a fan in your pizza oven?
 

diegog

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I'm afraid there's no fan in the pizza oven. Is there anything I can do to avoid overheating apart from using a cooling fan?
 

duke37

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I have a 50 year old cooker with pancake rings which seem to bw happy running red hot.

If you put another similar element in series, then the power will be 750W and this will be split into 375W per element.
You could investigate what elements are used in commercial pizza ovens.
 

Bluejets

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Perhaps just simply use a 2000W element from a standard convection oven which are designed to run red hot.
Again though, there may be limits on the run time as they normally cut out when the oven gets to around 350F.
 

Martaine2005

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What is 350F in normal currency
176.667c.

F° to C°: Fahrenheit to CelsiusConversion Formula
To convert temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by . 5556 (or 5/9).

Martin
 

bertus

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Hello,

On wich group is the oven used?

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As the others say, the element is intended to be used with a fan.

Bertus
 

Alec_t

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You should NOT be using the element on a circuit protected by breaker 8 or 3. If it's on a circuit protected by any of the other breakers (all rated for 16A or 32A) and the breaker is tripping then the element is faulty and should not be used..
 
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