An electric heater of resistance 8 Ω draws 15 A from the service mains for 2 hours. Calculate the rate at which heat is developed in the heater.


Given parameters

The resistance of the electric heater (R) = 8 Ω

Current drawn (I) = 15 A

Time = 2 hrs

T = 120 min x 60

Time (T) = 7200 secs

The rate of heat produced by the device in terms of power is expressed as

P= I2R

P = 15 x 15 x 8

P = 1800 watt


P= 1800 watt



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