Homemade Electric furnace current question Answered
good day viewers!
I recently found out about the wonders of electric furnaces, cheap to run and no smoke.
I went looking around for some designs, there are some nice i'bles about it and I got very exited since my neighbours already start nagging when I strike a match, an electric furnace would be the perfect solution.
I decided to go with kanthal wire, its relatively cheap at a few bucks per meter, and it can handle temperatures up to 1300C.
I plan to melt alluminium and maybe some brass so I should be fine with that.
now to the questions part, I have an ATX PSU with a 12V 16A output (DC), I was wondering how many (centi)meters or inches for the americans under us, it could power (if I can power it it would eventually go up to full temp right?)
I am a complete nitwit at these Ohms formulas and electric furnaces, at the moment I am abstaining from sleep to build this furnace and I am sure that others are as well.
I hope some nice fellow diyers can help me with it.
This could be a dumb questions, maybe I need a wall outlet (230V in my place) or maybe I need some rocket science.
I don't know, do you?
kind regards and a thank in advance from 2 young exploramenters that want to melt some metal without ruining our lungs.
excuse us for spelling mistakes, this written by non-native speakers and with shaking hands,...