I live in a Mobile Home and use Auto. Heat Tapes on the plumbing in the
winter to prevent freeze-ups. I have a one foot extension cord with
separated conductors so I can use a Clamp-On Amp. Meter. When the
temperature is high and the Tape is turned off and the extension is plugged
in between the Tape and the Power, should there be any Amperage to be
measured on the Meter at all, or should the Meter read 0.00 ACA ?
Thank You So Kindly for any help you might be able to offer,
Wayne R. Russ
Not a good idea to put heat tapes on extension cords, unless your using 12
or 10 gauge wire.
I agree if the tape is off I would assume zero amps. Depends a lot on your
heat tape. Some have neon lights and they would draw a fraction
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Thank You SQLit for your response,
I can't claim to have done it knowingly, but I did make the extension
out of 12 gauge wire. It is only used for testing purposes any way.
The tape doesn't have a neon light, so a second opinion that you
"assume" the meter should read 0.00ACA makes me feel more comfortable.
I Do Truly Appreciate your reply
Thank You So Much,
Wayne R. Russ
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