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How to control heat level in an electric smoker

  1. Nov 27, 2009 #1
    I have an electric smoker with a 1500 watt heat element I would like to be able to control the heat level inexpensively. Could I use a router speed control box to just dial down the power level, would I need a 15 or 20 amp model. THANKS
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  3. Nov 27, 2009 #2
    Yes, because the heating element is resistive. Do not exceed the watt/amp rating of the speed control. 15 A rating should be adequate.
    Bob S
  4. Nov 27, 2009 #3


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