Dehumidfier Power Consumption

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Old 08-23-14, 07:13 AM
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Dehumidfier Power Consumption

I bought a new 45pint dehumidifier but it doesn't say the amperage of the thing on the back so I don't know if I can safely add it to the circuit I have in mind.

The back only says 1PH 115V 60hz 1.85 L/KWH

Its Danby DPr45a3gdp.

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Old 08-23-14, 08:14 AM
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Who is the mfg. And what is the model #?
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Old 08-23-14, 08:35 AM
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Who is the mfg. And what is the model #?
Danby DPr45a3gdp. Thanks.
 
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Old 08-23-14, 09:03 AM
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I have been unable to locate that model # on their web site, your best bet would be to call their 800# and ask their tech's,however it look's like it should be 1.85 KWH,not sure what that L represents,in which case that would be drawing about 16 amps and should be on a separate 20 amp circuit, you can try it on a kitchen outlet and see what happens,worst case it will trip a circuit breaker.
P/S I did find a DDR45A3GDB
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Old 08-23-14, 10:38 AM
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I think the L means 1.8 liters per kilowatt hour... its an energy rating of some kind. I highly doubt a 45 pint dehumidifier is 16A's! Tech support is closed unforutnetly.
 
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I doubt it either,I have a 35 pint,and I believe it is around 4.5 amps,it amazing that they won't specify the wattage at least,never seen it expressed Liters per KW.
Let us know what the mfg. Reply is
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Old 08-23-14, 11:33 AM
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The model is probably in the DDR45A3 line. The specs are very detailed. They give you the size of the unit as well as the size of the box in lieu of actual useable specs like current consumption.

I just love the "Energy Star rated" slapped on it. Is there a UL listing sticker on it ?

My Friedrich is a 50pt unit. Has a 1.7 liter/Kw at 5.9 amps.
 
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