How much can a 15 amp breaker take?


Old 08-23-09, 04:00 PM
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How much can a 15 amp breaker take?

All the lights in the basement as well as my home theatre system currently run on this single 15 amp breaker. Would be able to also run 2 fridges on the same 15 amp circuit without it blowing?

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Old 08-23-09, 04:11 PM
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You need to add up the amps of everything on it but two refrigerators would probably push it close to or over the limit.
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Most fridges pull at a minimum of 5.8 amps, some much more, so 2 of them on the same circuit with what you have already would be more than the breaker could take.
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I would recommend that you do not put the fridges on the same circuit as the home theater equipment.

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