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I wish to construct a heat coil that reaches and stays at a temp. of 160 deg C. I was wondering if this is possible, and if so what equations I could use to help figure this out, I know that h = (i^2)rt, but by this equation the coil will continue to increase in heat over time. However, I see coils heated for extended periods of time and they don't melt, so I assume at some point an equilibrum occurs. If so how can I set that Equilibrium temp? I would prefer to use DC since AC varies slightly depending upon your outlet, unless this change wouldn't matter.
Re: Is there a heat coil equilibrium point?
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