An electric heater of resistance 8 Ω draws 15 A from the service mains 2 hours. Calculate the rate at which heat is developed in the heater.
Rate of heat produced by a device is given by the expression for power as, P= I2R
Resistance of the electric heater, R= 8 Ω
Current drawn, I = 15 A
P= (15)2 x 8 = 1800 J/s
Therefore, heat is produced by the heater at the rate of 1800 J/s.
Concept: Effects of Electric Current - Heating Effect of Electric Current
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