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#306065 25-Jun-2023 13:52
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Spotted today on The Market, a "PaWz Pet Hair Dryer Dog Cat Led Grooming Hairdryer Blower Heater Low Noise 3200W", that got my attention.


3200 watts you say, so how are you going to power that?  I thought most domestic appliances top out at 2400W, in fact dometic outlets are only rated up to 10amps (2400W), to go higher you need one of those fancy plugs with the larger earth pin.


Oh, then there is the near 3200W of heating (assuming most of the energy is in the heater not the "Low Noise" blower part. My heat gun runs at 2000W and it can set things on fire, my air fryer is 1800W and it cooks stuff, what will a 3200W directed stream of hot air do to your pooch or lawn lion?

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  #3094707 25-Jun-2023 14:18
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None of the Australian ads specify input current. They vary between 2800 and 3200 output power. This could be as meaningless as speaker output claims. Reviews do say only lowest settings are useful on most dogs.


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  #3094778 25-Jun-2023 17:23
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It's the same power source as you power a 7,200W PMPO stereo from, six AA batteries.

  #3094780 25-Jun-2023 17:31
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suspect its got an extra zero in there

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  #3094781 25-Jun-2023 17:34
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Clearly you plug it into two sockets.

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  #3094788 25-Jun-2023 17:55
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Some ads list it as 110 - 220v. I suspect that 3800W is the 110v current x 230v.

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