Water heater element

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hi guys im looking to find a source of radiant heat about 2 inches wide and 6-8 inches long and i got to thinking if i hook up 8 AA batteries in series it should produce 12v needed to power the element of a water heater, my question is will this power source work to run the element? thanks
 

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Averagesupernova
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What kind of water heater runs on 12 volts?
 
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dlgoff
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What kind of water heater runs on 12 volts?
Real little I guess.
 
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What kind of water heater runs on 12 volts?
lol no, i don't want to power the heater, just the element. i want to know if the batteries would power the element alone.
 
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Mech_Engineer
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lol no, i don't want to power the heater, just the element. i want to know if the batteries would power the element alone.
The largest power requirement in a water heater is by far the heating element, and it will use straight 110V power (or 220V outside US).

So no a 12v source will not power it, and especially not for any appreciable length of time with only 8 AA batteries.
 
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thanks, back to the drawing board lol
 

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