Should I use a dedicated circuit for a towel warmer?


Old 02-24-17, 09:10 AM
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Should I use a dedicated circuit for a towel warmer?

I purchased a 120 volt (70 watt) towel warmer that will be hard wired into our bathroom. I have 12-2 wire on a 20AMP breaker already in there that will be used for outlets and lighting.

Should I run a dedicated line for the towel warmer or can I use what's already there?

This is the towel warmer I purchased: 24" Keegan Hardwired Towel Warmer - Bathroom

Old 02-24-17, 09:59 AM
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Not needed since it uses less amps than some incandescent light bulbs.
Old 02-24-17, 11:15 AM
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If that towel warmer is placed where it can be reached from the shower or tub I'd take power off the load side of a GFCI outlet. Actually I'd take the power off the load side of a GFCI outlet regardless of where it's mounted in the bathroom.
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70 watts/120 volts = .58 amps.

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