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#1 Jim Moore

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:33 PM

I have a Mole 3401 broad I use quite often and on the data plate it's rated at 2K with an FFW lamp. The Mole site and some retailers only has them rated at 1500W, did they change the rating? If so why?


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 03:27 AM

I'm not sure why they changed the rating. But If you really want to know just call their sales department. Or maybe that have a service or technical department. And please report back if they do. It may be worth saying that many different bulbs will fit in many of mole lights. different wattages for different purposes or even different wattages for different countries. I just ordered a bunch of 1000 watt soft lights with 500 watt bulbs in them.

 

I will say this though, a 1500 watt light could run off a normal and common U.S. 120 volt 15 amp breaker. A 2000 watt light would trip that 15 amp breaker. Even a 2000 watt light could trip a 2k breaker with it's inrush current.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 10:19 AM

I meant to say .. or even different voltage bulbs for other countries ... One may just have to change a plug.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:03 PM

UPDATE: I spoke to Mole earlier and the unit I have based on it's serial Nr. is old, very, very old. They were once rated at 2K, but since the early 70's they lowered it to 1500W. I asked why they changed the rating, but they didn't know. Maybe someone with a 1960's or 70's Mole catalog could know more.


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