YouTube video of the wattage measurement
I need to determine maximum wattage that can be drawn because i'm migrating it to subpanel with total whole house GFCI breakers.
This is the heating elements:
Notice the last 2 were wired shorted. So are these one or two heating elements pair? How is it wired?
This is thermal scan of the heating elements a few seconds after turning on the faucet.
It shows all are energized.
This is the reading in the plug-in wattmeter showing 1278 Watts while the faucet is turned on and thermal scanner on.
This is top left side of heating elements showing the thermal cutoff fuse (once it tripped and the technician taught me how to push it to turn it back on):
This left side of it showing the wires from elements to the circuit:
This is front of it:
Zoomed out view:
What kind of usage that you can enable the entire 6000watts of heater element? I can't seem to get the wattage in my WattAMeter. Is it an overated heater? Based on the internal parts. Which one is the heating elements? I want to know how many there are. Also if it's really 6000watts/240v= 25A, the plug is only rated for 15A and could melt.
It's a Multipoint electric heater in bathroom. Since it has no EGC, it's connected to a GFCI breaker. I'm trying to estimate the wattage actually used. I plugged a KillAWatt meter to measure wattage consumption. It has at most only 1800 Watts maximum at all temperature which is about 1800/240v= 7A. Although it averages 1200 Watts most of the time. I have two of these exact units so it can't be both are defective. They heat well. But the specs of the heater says it is 6kW. Why is the meter showing smaller value of the wattage? Also the temperature setting is supposed to just control water flow, right? I used medium and maximum setting, the wattage didn't change. What wattage did you actually measure and what is the theoretical one that should come out?
This is its specs:
click 98EM (M for Multipoint which I have)