Usually it is easier to just figure that out empirically with a heat source that you know is powerful enough. By the way this unit, the watt, is equal to one joule per second. It is basically a measure of how fast (how many joules per second) you are putting heat energy into the box. For example I would guess that the flame from a butane lighter can deliver about 50 to 100 watts, and that number is based on these two links: "a modern candle typically burns at a steady rate of about 0.1 g/min, releasing heat at roughly 80 W" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle#Light. I was trying to find a quote for that RadioShack(r) battery powered soldering iron.
The product page for it said, "This iron is equivalent to a 15 watt soldering iron.", and language like that usually means they're lying. I mean it's probably closer to 6 or 9 watts, and that's just guessing 6 volts across the heating element with 1 to 1.5 amperes flowing through it. Sort of an immediate conclusion you can take away from this, is that battery powered heaters tend to be a lot less powerful than a lighter flame. Or I mean, you'll discover this when you actually start doing the calculations to find how long the batteries will last when being used to drive a portable heater. Anyway, the final thing I wanted to write here, is an overview of how to design a heating element, assuming you a priori know P and V. You know how much power you want it to dissipate, and know the voltage across it. suppose you have a 6 volt power supply, and you want a heating element ( a resistor) that will dissipate 12 watts.
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