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Old 07-21-2002, 01:24 AM
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Well, step 1, Mark is totally correct, from what has been said on the board, same number of elements, therefore same cost, same amps on SCR, therefore same cost, therefore, why have a transformer. No answer yet.

Docs for Super Kanthal are downloading as I write 2.9 meg from www.kanthal.com so maybe answer is available faster than calling them.

Best answer I can think of is if these things age unevenly, putting 16 in series with 240 volts at each end might result in one element (colder one? hotter one?) getting a lot more current and burning out, while cranking down to 60 volts means the max on any element would be much lower and risk lower.
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