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figure out your amps
    #151869 - 11/26/08 07:12 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

This may help out noobs and vets alike in setting up rooms.the equation is figuring out how many amps your using.basically you take the number of watts your using divide it by 120(volts)(no matter how many watts your using you always divide by 120).So if you want to hook up say 2 600 watt lamps,youll be using 1200 watts total so youll be using 10 amps.If your running off a 15 amp fuse youll be fine,But no more than that you want I think:rolleyes:5 amps of padding.I hope someone finds this helpful.


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: jazzcatcf]
    #151918 - 11/26/08 08:45 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The electricians 2/3 rule: Only use two thirds of the total available power to avoid setting the house on fire.


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #152140 - 11/27/08 04:33 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

is there any way of determining the power type in my apartment?


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: pong]
    #152165 - 11/27/08 07:51 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

well I would think you have a seperate breaker box for your apartment.I would go ask the landlord where it is and if you can access it.


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: jazzcatcf]
    #152173 - 11/27/08 08:22 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Very helpful hint, Thank you!:thumbup:


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: Ben18]
    #152176 - 11/27/08 08:35 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

im staring at the breaker box right now man. 

jhow can i make sense of it?


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: pong]
    #152352 - 11/27/08 06:44 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It should be labled room to room.If not then turn a radio on in each room,then turn off each breaker individually,when you here the radio turn off then you know what room that braeker controlls.then the switch should say 15 or 20 amp.figure out what all in the room is running off the breaker(lights ,fan,elec.outlets.then see how much you have left over for your equipment.I hope that makes sense.


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: jazzcatcf]
    #152841 - 11/28/08 07:05 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

good stuff man` :super:


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Re: figure out your amps [Re: jazzcatcf]
    #153033 - 11/29/08 05:18 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yep totally! thanks


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