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

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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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    \$\begingroup\$ Datasheet, photo, manufacturer name, ... \$\endgroup\$ – Anindo Ghosh Jan 9 '13 at 18:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, having datasheet I would also figure out :) I thought that this marking is some standard. Picture is here. Name is CAMPINI Ty 95. \$\endgroup\$ – Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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? \$\endgroup\$ – Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 18:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think this is related to something inductive heating. Inductive load means when work-piece getting heated using inductive heating method. \$\endgroup\$ – Standard Sandun Jan 9 '13 at 23:21

From the certification datasheet (warning opens *.pdf) you get the following: From datasheet

resistive vs. inductive load rating.

  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – Pablo Jan 9 '13 at 23:02

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