Electric coil stoves are appliances made from metal alloys which comprise of two or more elements. Electric burner has two types of coil which are the conventional coil and the radiant coil. Each is controlled by a switch and can be operated by using a 240 VAC with 2 legs of voltage each carrying 120 voltage.
When the selected knob is turned to your preferred heat server, the first leg of voltage travels to one side of the hidden element and the second leg of voltage travels to the opposite side when the voltage reaches the hidden elements, the socket is closed and the element begins to heat up. The switch regulates the hidden element when the element reaches the designated temperature, the switch shuts off the voltage.
Electric coils can be made from some materials such as Nichrome, alloys of nickel, iron, chrome and so on. Nichrome is most used by manufacturers because it combines both nickel and chromium and because of the flexibility of their wires. Nichrome’s alloy also possesses a high melting point.
An electric coil also contains other compounds such as alloys of nickel, iron, and chromium. The two coil element ( conventional and radiant coil ) are made of tungsten and stainless steel that requires a higher temperature.
The problem with electric stove top includes elements not heating, heating intermittently or element overheating. If one the element is not heating up properly, you should test the continuity of the wires to determine if the continuity of the electrical part is present, if the element has continuity it is likely that the switch is affected and will need to be replaced.
Some electric coil requires insulation materials such as fiberglass, ceramics and synthetic materials are used with mica and asbestos. Thick wire is used to generate a high current of electricity so make sure you wrap up your wire with a conductor material.