I have a Sunbeam twin size electric blanket that is several years old.
I had the feeling it was not heating properly, so I decided to check the
current it draws with a kill-a-watt, which says it is drawing all of ten
watts on the preheat setting. This seems quite low to me, does anyone
know what these should draw (or at least a range)?
Thanks for your help.
Is the preheat a special seting, like full on for some timed period.
I would just set it to the highest heat setting, which will probably
turn it on full. But, you need to put the thermostat somewhere really
cool, otherwise the internal thermostat heater will shut it off
periodically. Yoiu can usually hear the thermostat click if it is
Usually about 60W-100W or so at full heat for a throw rug, which I
have actually measured, and is more than an in-bed electric blanket.
If your blanket is drawing anything at all it is probably about right.
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