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I started school recently and I keep getting different definitions on exactly what it is? :-\ PLEASE HELP RJ

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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 05:16:09 PM »
The first stage is the heat pump in its regular mode. The second stage is the electric back up heat.

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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 02:29:28 PM »
Thank you so much that was very help full.Now I have my finals this week.On motors and mechanical electrical.RJ :)

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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 06:49:19 PM »
If you have any questions fire away; I is here all week :D
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what is the sequence of operations of a ac unit and a furnace
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 12:04:21 PM »
since ,I just started school in August i'am still not sure?About the sequence of operations and and still unsure about how to read scematics I do have the symbols down a little bit but still unsure of my self.RJ :)

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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 12:55:09 PM »
Fearless Leader has some lit on reading schematics. If your want some let me know.
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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 08:13:50 AM »
2nd stage heating with a furnace is different in that the 1st stage starts out at about 70% capacity. On milder temperatures that is sufficient and saves fuel cost. As the temperature outside drops the furnace senses and ramps up to 100% capacity.
Older and lower end furnaces start and end at 100% capacity.
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Re: what is the definition of second stage heating in laymens terms
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 01:14:44 PM »
Keep It Simple Student  ;)  Diagrams are like a road map with a starting point and a finishing point. Example Electricity enters through the hot line (L1) through the conductor to the load (motor, refrigerator etc.) out through the neutral line (N) (120 Volt) back to the supply.
In between there are switches in series with the load to turn it on and off.
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