Electric Heat thermostat rating

mjc1060

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I have a 240V thermostat. The listing on this device 16AFLA & 25A Non Inductive Heating Load. Since this is a heater which listing applies?
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
Both. 16a covers motor loads; opening with inductive loads are tough on contacts. 25a covers resistive loads, which are easier on contacts.

Relays and contactors also come with both inductive and non-inductive load ratings, such as 40a resistive and 30a inductive for a given unit.
 
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