Old 10-04-01, 10:17 AM
Todd B
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I have mounted the doorbell transformer on the panel.

Should I put it on it's own 15 amp breaker?

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I have one outlet that I installed next to my panel for the cable TV amp to plug into (Nothing else is on this circuit). This is on a 20 Amp breaker. Can I add the doorbell to this breaker also? (That would mean two wires attached to one breaker, I think this is a violation, correct?) Or should I pigtail a wire from the 20 amp breaker and wirenut the doorbel and outlet together inside the panel?

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Old 10-04-01, 10:24 AM
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There's no need for the doorbell to be on a separate circuit. Rounded off, the doorbell uses zero amps.

Many breakers are designed to accept up to two wires. Or you could do the pigtail trick too.

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