How to figure wattage for appliances


Old 05-09-18, 10:30 AM
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How to figure wattage for appliances

How do I find the wattage. I'm wiring a bldg to put these appliances in. Need to know if 20 or 30 amp breakers & if needs to be on separate circuit/breaker ??
there's no wattage posted

chest freezer (OLD Kenmore 23 cu' / 15 AMP fused supply / 160 V)
Refrigerator Side by Side with 2 doors & drawer (OLD Samsung RF 266 series / 26 cu ' )
can not find volts or amps on this ... may be on back against wall ??

thanks for any help
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Old 05-09-18, 10:38 AM
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If they plug into standard NEMA 5-15 receptacles (two vertical parallel blades plus an equipment grounding prong) then they will use a 15 ampere circuit. Very few "household" appliances will require a 20 ampere circuit and 20 ampere circuits are the maximum for convenience receptacles.
Old 05-09-18, 08:20 PM
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That Samsung series fridge is shown as 120v 10A or approx 1200w maximum.
That Kenmore chest freezer is probably less than that. Maybe 8A or 900w.
It would be advisable to put each on its own 15A circuit.

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