In my bedroom (I still live with my parents so don't laugh ) Computer side of my room. 8 Outlet strip - Computer,Monitor,Cable Modem,Linksys Router,Printer,Scanner,Speakers,6 outlet tap(non surge pluged into surge strip to get surge protection),Digital Camera recharger.
Entertainment Center in my room. 8 Outlet surge strip TV,VCR,Cable Box,Receiver,DVD Player,CD Player,Playstation 2
All on one 15 AMP Circuit (Have not tripped a breaker yet.)
take an amp reading with a clamp on ammeter. You will find your actual use load if everything is on. Probably you will find a load a lot less than you think. Most modern electronic equipment like you described draws little load.
Re: Overloaded Circuit or what? :eek: #84645 04/16/0310:50 AM04/16/0310:50 AM
I doubt you have any potential overload situation there. Just taking some power consumption figures out of thin air, and being very liberal with them, let's say:
Computer 300W (unless it's a big Unix server or a Kray!) Monitor 100W Receiver (powerful amplifier?) 100W TV 200W (big screen color).
Let's go crazy and allow 50W each for modem, router, printer (unless it's a laser type), scanner, computer speaker/amp, camera charger, VCR, cable box, DVD, CD, and Play-Station, even though with modern equipment they'd be unlikely to use anything like that much power.
That would still be only 1250 watts total, or a little over 10 amps.
I'd bet that in practice and assuming this is all fairly average modern equipment, even with everything on that list running flat out you'd be unlikely to see even half that much current flowing
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 04-16-2003).]
Re: Overloaded Circuit or what? :eek: #84650 04/16/0306:04 PM04/16/0306:04 PM