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An electric oven of 2 kW power rating is operated in a domestic electric circuit (220 V that has a current rating of 5 A. What result do you expect? Explain.

 An electric oven of 2 kW power rating is operated in a domestic electric circuit (220 V that has a current rating of 5 A. What result do you expect? Explain.
 
 

Grade:12

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
7 months ago
Dear Student

P = 2 kW ⇒ 2000 W
V = 220 V as , P = VI
I =5A 2000 W = 220 × 5 2000 W ≠ 1100
Here power and value of VI is not same that means the current required for the oven is more than 5 A that the circuit can supply.
Hence due to overloading, the circuit can break or catch fire.

Thanks

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