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Offlinecitizen13
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Electricty and Safety
    #446981 - 07/16/10 11:35 AM (6 years, 8 months ago)

A little birdy told me that if you plan on using a 250w light or bigger, you should run it on its own fuse/wire.

i have a 600w on the way and i am not in the position to modify anything. if i stayed well under 1500w on this fuse will i be ok?


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Re: Electricty and Safety [Re: citizen13]
    #447161 - 07/16/10 06:24 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Normal household outlets are usually ran with a 15amp breaker.

Multiply that by 120 and that gives you your max capacity for that outlet.

15x120=1800watt capacity

When running continuous power(such as a light) code states you must only run that outlet at 80% capacity.

1800x.8=1440watt capacity

Cloth dryer outlets usually use 20-30amp

Hope that helps somewhat. I just ran a 30amp outlet to one of my rooms. Easy as hell.

[edit] check each breaker in your box to figure out what oulets go to what breaker.


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Re: Electricty and Safety [Re: DoPeYsMuRf]
    #449211 - 07/21/10 12:46 PM (6 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

DoPeYsMuRf said:
Normal household outlets are usually ran with a 15amp breaker.

Multiply that by 120 and that gives you your max capacity for that outlet.

15x120=1800watt capacity

When running continuous power(such as a light) code states you must only run that outlet at 80% capacity.

1800x.8=1440watt capacity

Cloth dryer outlets usually use 20-30amp

Hope that helps somewhat. I just ran a 30amp outlet to one of my rooms. Easy as hell.

[edit] check each breaker in your box to figure out what oulets go to what breaker.


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