Originally Posted by amakarevic
i noticed the cord of our office coffee maker is 12/3. it has hot water in addition to 2 warming plates. is it that brewing water takes one hot and and the warmers take another. i just thought that something that small could get away on a single hot.
Heating elements usually use a lot of electricity !
A water heating element could easily be 2000w or more !
The two warming plates could easily be 1000w a piece !
Thats 4000w, thats not a small amount of power !
Your more likely to find a 40A outlet at 220v than 120v !
I am only guessing at these figures as I cant see the name plate,
But I think they would be reasonable !