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    800 watt heater

    Hi all

    I got a new 800 watt heater will the energy bar be able to handle this size .
    Thank you

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    Barely, but check your wall voltage first at a low load time (11pm to 6am). If it's consistently above 126V I wouldn't do it.

    Is that your only heater for the tank? If it is, I would return it and get two 400W heaters regardless of the above results.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.

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    No i have a 300 watt heater in main tank and a small heater in sump.would i be able to out the 300 watt one on the apx
    Thanks zombie!!

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    You can definately run a 300W on the apex.

    Check out this calculator to see what you really need, because it takes a huuuuuge tank to need an 800W.

    https://www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/...llerSizing.php

    Ideally you want two heaters the next standard size above the "after that" watts using ambient temp of what you set your thermostat in winter for.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.

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