Same ampage required?


Old 09-04-03, 09:28 AM
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Same ampage required?

Considering replacing my ISE Badger 1 with a slightly higher model.... perhaps increasing amps needed by about 1. Will this jump typically cause problems, or is that small enough of an increase that I don't need to worry about it?

If I do need to worry about it, how do I check what my electrical supply line can handle?

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Old 09-04-03, 10:34 AM
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14-2 wire is 15 amp rated

12-2 wire is 20 amp rated

If wire is very pliable and thin, it is most likely 14-2 wire.

Garbage disposals always draw under 15 amps in most residential applications.

I installed a insinkerator high-end model and it's total draw was 8.3 max load.

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