Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in EE forum. I've been learning about induction heating for the past few hours and scoured every video on youtube and every web article I could come across and I still lack an understanding of how to determine the heat output of an induction heater. I understand clearly how a resistive heater works - but with induction heating I'm not sure. Does the heating of the conductor depend on the resistance of the conductor itself, or upon the inductor? If the former, could the breaker trip if too large of a piece of metal (inducing a excessively high resistance) was placed in the inductor? Basically I am trying to figure out how I can use induction heating to heat a pipe with 1000w of power, but I really do not know which part of the system to vary. For instance, with a resistive heater on 120v, I would just need to make sure the heating element has 14 Ohms of resistance (120v/8.333amps). Yet the calculations for induction heating I have no idea how to configure the system to get my desired output.