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#34223 - 02/05/04 07:50 PM UL requirement
Albert Jones Offline
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Registered: 02/05/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Deming, NM, USA
This is probably a question I should direct
to UL, but would like to get your opinions.
Can you think of any reason why UL would
require a dedicated 20 amp. circuit on a
ceiling heater fan that has a maximun current
draw of 10.7 amps?

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#34224 - 02/05/04 09:25 PM Re: UL requirement
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Registered: 03/24/01
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Albert, is UL the one requiring the 20A circuit or is the heater UL Listed and the manufacturer's instructions say to use a dedicated 20A circuit?


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#34225 - 02/05/04 10:07 PM Re: UL requirement
Albert Jones Offline
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Registered: 02/05/04
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Loc: Deming, NM, USA
The manufacturer claims it was a requirement
set by UL for listing. I don't think the
manufacturer was giving me the whole story.
This unit was shown by one of their distributers as requiring a 15 amp circuit,
which makes sense to me as 10.7 amps falls
within 80% of a 15 amp circuit.

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