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Old 11-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hello,
I am hoping someone can help me out here. I am trying to wire a small space heater with fan that has been dissassembled for a project I am working on. I would like to have the heating element on a dimmer so it does not run to hot. I know the two small black wires are for the fan and those will be wired separatly as I want it to always be on. Is this even possible to put a dimmer on this application? Any help and suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-02-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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DO NOT try to modifiy the heater.
It will not work with a dimmer between the elements.
This is a fire waiting to happen!

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Old 11-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I'm definetly not looking for a fire! What if I didnt use the dimmer? I am building a large incubator and would like to use this heater as the heating element. Can I wire it to just turn on the element? It will be put on a digital temp controller to shut it on and off.
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I would use heat lamps, which can be safely used with dimmers. Much cheaper and easier to wire up as well ....
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Thanks for the suggestion. I think I am going to go with the heat lamp and use the fan only.

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