1000 watt output 120volts and 15 amp circuit

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Old 09-22-19, 10:41 AM
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1000 watt output 120volts and 15 amp circuit

Lifesmart LS-IF1500DUFP space heater
 
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Welcome to the forums.

What would your question be ?

That Lifesmart heater is 1500 watts which is 12.5 amps at 120v.
It would be ok on a 15A circuit but much better on a 20A circuit.
 
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can one operate a small fireplace heater with a 1000 watt output from an outlet with a 15 amp circuit without overloading?
 
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I added to my post while you were replying. That looks like a 5100 btu heater which is 1500 watts.
 
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can one operate a small fireplace heater with a 1000 watt output from an outlet with a 15 amp circuit without overloading?
It will be fine by itself. If you start adding other loads to the circuit then it depends on what the other loads are.
 
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It has 2 settings, 1000 watt and 1500 watt. I intend to use only 1000 watt. If I switch on light bulbs at the same time that should not trip the circuit?
 
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Yes you can have some lights on at the same time as the heater drawing 1000 watts.

The 15 amp circuit will allow 1800 watts usage without tripping. But for heaters and air conditioners and other appliances likely to be left on for a long time like 3 plus hours they should not be drawing more than 80%, here, 1440 watts, okay you could round it to 1500 watts..
 
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