I know this is kind of off topic, but it really seems to be the only place I think I could find someone that is willing to help me. Besides, I grew up watching This Old House!
As you can probably tell, I breed geckos (leopard geckos exactly). Well I just finished building my first rack system, and I couldn't remember how the wiring worked exactly. See, I have 4 shelves on top, each running 4 ft of heat tape along the back, totaling 40 watts. The bottom shelf I have only 1 ft of heat tape, totaling only 10 watts. My question is, if I wire it in parallel, will the bottom be able to run the full 10 watts, and the top 4 run at the full 40 watts. Or will the whole dang thing run at 10 watts?
If that doesn't work, is there some way I can get each strip of tape to run at full power?
Thanks in advance,