Heating Cable

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Guy

Re: Heating Cable

Post by Guy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:26 pm

Thanks for feedback. That's very different from the 75w for a similar length for the standard soil cable. Still you could always buy several and parallel them, but then the cost is no better. I'll probably stick with my usual.


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Re: Heating Cable

Post by simon » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:16 pm

I guess these things are often over rated power wise but 12W seems very low for the rating. Can I ask how you measured it?


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Re: Heating Cable

Post by musa_monkey » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:18 pm

simon wrote:I guess these things are often over rated power wise but 12W seems very low for the rating. Can I ask how you measured it?
Simon, Thats what i thought.
I plugged it into one of Maplins power consumption meters. To be sure i also chcked a few lamps and other sundry devices around the house and most were within 3w of their stated rating so this cable seems way off the mark.

I emailed the trader to let him know and he is going to advise the manufacturer.
No real issue for me, i will just lay the cables a closer together as i cant fit to big a prop in the greenhouse anyway.
regards,
Alan


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