The heating element is designed to quickly and efficiently heat the water via electricity in a Raritan water heater.
These elements must be installed, and the tank filled prior to applying any power or they will burn out. Raritan does offer an element that can last a bit longer if power is applied without water in the tank.
Please contact Raritan Customer Service for more information on the elements that do not burn out quickly if you are interested.
INCOLOY HEAT.ELEMENT W/GASKET,240V,1500W,SCREW-IN