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Grizzly
02-05-2016, 04:52 PM
Hi Guys.
If I were to use one of these recommended Heated Belts.
Through a RCD socket, to comply with most site H&S rules.

Would the current being drawn trip the RCD?

http://www.mediafire.com/download/l848efu2pgxuacz/ITE_Heating_Belts.pdf

Sorry guys link not working as I would like!
You actually have to download the link.

I will try and sort out!

Thanks Grizzly

al
02-05-2016, 06:13 PM
It wouldn't necessarily be the current that would trip the RCD, more if there was an imbalance between live and neutral, any cuts or tears on the belt? (Didn't download link, assume its a wrap around heater pad?)

Grizzly
02-05-2016, 06:58 PM
Yep it's the wrap around belt.
I have yet to purchase one Al.
Only the ITE ones are 240v and many sites I go to are anal about 240V.
Just sounding everyone out!
For opinions / issues with these.
Thanks for the Input Al.
Grizzly

Tayters
02-05-2016, 09:17 PM
Can't get a American/European version that is 115V?
Only ask as a guy I worked with bought a load of Makita gear cheap off ebay and it was (I think) American so the charger wasn't suitable for 240V. He wired it into the yellow 110V plug as worked fine.
Ona bit of a tangent another guy got a car radio, all singing and dancing but FM only tuned to the odd decimals (100.3, 92.9, etc) so pretty much could only pick up Classic FM, Radio 4, etc, all that stuff which seeing as he was 19 rather backfired!

Otherwise this is a resistive jobbie so live and neutral be same (hopefully!), inverters might not be but don't ask me how, bit beyond my couple of brain cells. Prob some H&S Mafioso find an excuse not to use one so keep it under your shirt, make a good body warmer. :-)

Cheers,
Andy.

al
03-05-2016, 12:34 AM
My makita battery drills are from usa, as tayters says works fine on our 110v.

the rcd won't be an issue Grizz, i thought you had one that was tripping the RCD, apologies:)

I've one from SRW, works a treat, could you not tell site it's specialised kit, 220v only?

chemi-cool
03-05-2016, 06:22 PM
Hi Guys.
If I were to use one of these recommended Heated Belts.
Through a RCD socket, to comply with most site H&S rules.

Would the current being drawn trip the RCD?

http://www.mediafire.com/download/l848efu2pgxuacz/ITE_Heating_Belts.pdf

Sorry guys link not working as I would like!
You actually have to download the link.

I will try and sort out!

Thanks Grizzly

RCD is currant rated and comes in a few versions, 0.003ma for fast reaction, mostly used at homes. 0.03ma for industry uses and some very fast reaction for electronic uses.
It must have a neutral port and one to 3 phases.
It should not be used as over currant protector and it is advised to use one step bigger than the main fuse.

If it trips when you connect the heating belt, the first thing to check is that the neutral you use is going through the RCD, very common wiring mistake by sh*****t sparkys.

If you want to save money, you can use rubber coated compressor sump heaters, they don't have earth wire [double insulation] and hardly ever get burnt.

monkey spanners
03-05-2016, 10:05 PM
Its just a heater so expect it would work on 110v if needed just at half the wattage.