What is the difference between a JD230 and a JD230-EZ?
- The only difference is the amperage and watts. The JD230-3 is designed with the same elements that we used for 50 years in the J230 kilns (43 amps at 240 volts). We kept the element design the same simply for legacy reasons so if customers replaced their kiln with exactly the same model they would not have issues with an older electrical system.
- In the older J230 manual kilns, the power limiting device was the manual switches. In the automatic electronically controlled JD kilns the limiting device is the power contactors which can handle more amps.
- The JD230-3-EZ has the same amperage, watts, and elements as an e23T-3 (48 amps total which works on a 60 amp circuit). It will easily reach Cone 10.
- The bottom line is this: If you have a typical 60 amp circuit for your kiln and no issues with your electrical system then get the JD230-3-EZ.