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From the label on thermostat I can read the following, but can't decode it to understand the max current.

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CAMPINI Ty 95 

C1-16(3)/250~ 
C2-6(1)/250~ 

Does anyone know what is the 16(3) and 6(1) means? The device(oven) has 1.15KW power mentioned on the back? I am trying to substitude this thermostat with simple relay, but would like to get one with proper current. Wires connected to it and thermo elemt are 2mm thick, if that helps.

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Datasheet, photo, manufacturer name, ... –  Anindo Ghosh Jan 9 '13 at 18:02
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Well, having datasheet I would also figure out :) I thought that this marking is some standard. Picture is here‌​. Name is CAMPINI Ty 95. –  Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 18:07
    
The product page says Rated voltage and current: 16(3) A/ 250V ca. But still I don't understand if it's 16A or 3A? –  Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 18:59
    
I think this is related to something inductive heating. Inductive load means when work-piece getting heated using inductive heating method. –  Standard Sandun Jan 9 '13 at 23:21
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From the certification datasheet (warning opens *.pdf) you get the following: From datasheet

resistive vs. inductive load rating.

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So oven is using Inductive thermal element since the maximum rated power is mentioned 1.15kw on the back side, near power cable, for 220V. –  Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 23:02
    
+1 for a really faded screencap :-) –  Anindo Ghosh Jan 10 '13 at 5:31
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