Jen-Ken Kiln - AF3P 15/6
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|Model:||Jen-Ken AF3P 15/6|
|Inside Dim:||15" (width) x 6" (depth)|
|Shelf Size:||13” Round Shelf (not included)
|Max Temp:||Fires to 1700° F (glass) / 1800° F (casting)|
|Amperage:||15 amps (20 amp breaker recommended)|
|Receptacle:||5-15R (5-20R for 17 amps)|
|Ship Wt:||80# (UPS)|
This baby is a workhorse... the Jen-Ken AF3P 15/6 is a small kiln with big kiln features and large handles for easy moving! It has even heat distribution which is perfect for fusing, slumping, casting, and annealing. We use this one a lot in our studio and it fires all day, and sometimes, all night long, five to seven days a week. We love it and highly recommend them to our students. The 15/6 has an optional viewing window that allows you to see when you slump! Additionally, the 17 amp model gives faster 240 volt-like performance but requires a dedicated 120v, 20 amp circuit.
Why Upgrade from Mechanical Relays to Solid-State Relays?
Mechanical Relays, which come standard on most kilns have internal moving parts which over time wear out and need to be replaced. Kiln manufacturers recommend you replace your mechanical relays approximately every 2 years. Solid-state relays have no moving parts and last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer far better temperature control during hold times. Since solid-state relays also have no moving parts to wear out, they NEVER need to be replaced. You will notice that solid-state relays are silent. The only sound you will hear is just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. So, this factory upgrade saves you potential down time from having to wait for new relays to arrive, potential over-fires from relays sticking in the closed position, potential aggravation from having to learn how to remove and replace the mechanical relays yourself. We think this upgrade is well worth the cost and will save you time and aggravation over the life of your kiln.