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Old 02-16-2016, 03:08 PM   #155
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Got the replacement cooktop today from True Induction. Put 2 qts of water in the 10" boiler they sent, with basically the same results!

They promised to test the cooktop before shipping and be sure it was providing close to the promised 1800 watts. The first one was only giving about 1350 watts. This one is giving about 1580 watts, but still won't bring the 2 quarts of water to a full boil! Using a laser thermometer the inside of the boiler reached about 210 degrees, then fell back to 192 degrees and didn't change again! The voltage on the outlet was 119 VAC.

I've got a call in now to tech support!
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All of the testing that I did leads me to believe that 10" is too large, at least with no lid on the pot.



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Does ANYONE have a True Induction cooktop that is operating at close to 1800 watts as they claim?
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Does ANYONE have a True Induction cooktop that is operating at close to 1800 watts as they claim?

Mine draws 1800 watts with both burners on. Never with only one.



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Mine draws 1800 watts with both burners on. Never with only one.



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What does it draw with one burner on 10?
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What does it draw with one burner on 10?

I believe it was 1540 watts with a single burner on 10.



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I believe it was 1540 watts with a single burner on 10.



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Thanks Mike! That's close to what I'm getting (1580 watts)! I wonder if they're making a false claim about getting 1800 watts on one burner!
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Thanks Mike! That's close to what I'm getting (1580 watts)! I wonder if they're making a false claim about getting 1800 watts on one burner!

I honestly don't remember reading anywhere that a single burner could use 1800 watts. It doesn't really matter if you can keep the pan diameter at 9" or less. I understand that the limitation is annoying if you have larger pans, but I manage to cook for 4 on the thing, and that's good enough for me.



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Below is a section from the information on the double-burner cooktops.


"When it comes to power sharing, not all Double Induction Cookers are made the same. True Induction has advanced power invariance technology which makes all the difference. Here's why: Other dual induction units work in such a way that each burner uses half the power available from a standard outlet. Yet, with True Induction's power invariance technology, each burner can use up to the full amount of power available from that same outlet, cooking your food up to twice as fast. When both burners are being used the unit senses the amount of power coming into the unit, keeps demand power at its max, all the while enabling it to stay balanced. Because of True Induction's exclusive advanced technology when you use a double burner by True Induction you'll never have to worry about tripping the breaker or reduced power output."
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"Up to" full power. It IS deceptive, but probably not illegally so.



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It seems that the True Induction unit has some real problems.

My NuWave 1800 watt Pro provides 1650 watts with 118 volts. It generates great heat with 12" diameter cast iron cookware as well as 14" lobster steamer. Learning how to keep it from getting too hot is a little issue -- we may discuss this at a later time.

If you can't get the two quart test to work, send it back.

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It seems that the True Induction unit has some real problems.

My NuWave 1800 watt Pro provides 1650 watts with 118 volts. It generates great heat with 12" diameter cast iron cookware as well as 14" lobster steamer. Learning how to keep it from getting too hot is a little issue -- we may discuss this at a later time.

If you can't get the two quart test to work, send it back.

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Wil, that's not much more than my last unit is doing, 1650 watts compared to 1580 watts.
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Using two portable Nu waves I needed to find another AC source because they tripped the breaker when both running high. Digging around I found a junction box and found another source and installed another outlet over the edge of the side of the counter.

You can stack them up when not in use and tuck them away in a corner. Leaving our gas stove top in place gives us lots of extra space. Being able to move the portable burners around when cooking things slow is nice by freeing up counter space.

They are indeed very noisy. I took one apart to see if another fan could be used but no joy. My two are beginning to fall apart from several years of use. As for the noise I just had an idea to try. I made some air conditioner mufflers that basically just redirect the noise. Perhaps the same will work on these.

As for yours not heating quickly a thought comes to mind about their construction. If the glass is very thick it would be like raising the pan a tiny bit and the induction performance might drop a lot. They are not going to draw full current if they are not able to transfer it.

Did you test the new stove with it out on the counter? If not, is there metal around the edges you might have used for mounting?

As strange as this might sound, take it out and install your own ac plug and then plug it into a sticks and bricks outlet.

Your voltmeter could be lying to you. If it is, all bets are off. By using your own cord and a totally different outlet in the sticks and bricks you will eliminate any doubts. If the induction stove uses pulses your AC voltage may average higher that it actually is and a meter may not react fast enough.

Often in RV's those outlets that your power may be daisy chained through use poor contacting devices and can cause voltage drops.

Sorry for the long post. It took me time to really think it through.

If you find it works this would be valuable information for the company. Others may experience the same issues.
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Myron, I'm now testing in the S&B, even tried plugging into an AC outlet 6' from the main breaker box! It's sitting on the countertop. I'm on the phone right now with Dave at True Induction. We'll see what happens!
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