I am attempting to make a set up for bending plastic laminates along a straight line by heating it to 375 degrees using a nichrome hot wire and 120 vac.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What I know so far is 6' of wire @ .8 ohms per foot will reach 1700 degrees with 120v and will draw 12 amp.

My device will need to be 12' long and I want to reduce the voltage to a safer working level, say 30v, is there a way to calculate the amps required to produce 375 degrees at 30 volts?

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