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Hey guys

long time.

quick question......

would the regular 20amp breakers support more than 1500w without tripping? How much can they support. How much watts are you guys pulling on a 20amp breaker?

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Just now, Oolong83 said:

Hey guys

long time.

quick question......

would the regular 20amp breakers support more than 1500w without tripping? How much can they support. How much watts are you guys pulling on a 20amp breaker?

Hi,

P (W) = V (Volts) x I (Amps)

1500 = 220 (mostly in SA) X I

So, I = 6.818

Or, a 20 A breaker can handle about 4 400 W

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That was quick. Thnx man. Was about to install another breaker, now i can save that expense.

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Additional note. 

You can't put in a bigger breaker if you need more watt room. 

The breaker is there to protect the cable in the wall. If you put a bigger breaker in, you run the risk of over loading your cable infrastructure and causing a fire or just burning your cable out. 

You will need to confirm the cable size and hope they have underrated the wire, or run a new bigger cable to the grow op

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43 minutes ago, CreX said:

Additional note. 

You can't put in a bigger breaker if you need more watt room. 

The breaker is there to protect the cable in the wall. If you put a bigger breaker in, you run the risk of over loading your cable infrastructure and causing a fire or just burning your cable out. 

You will need to confirm the cable size and hope they have underrated the wire, or run a new bigger cable to the grow op

I've also heard of people using extensions from another plug that is on another breaker. I would try and use more efficient lights first.

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25 minutes ago, Aeradix said:

I've also heard of people using extensions from another plug that is on another breaker. I would try and use more efficient lights first.

@Oolong83 what lights and how many you running?

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HEy guys sorry for late response. Thanx for the info

i recently switched from led to HID 

running

1x 250w 

1x 400w

1x 600w coming soon. 

So i recon i should be fine. 

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Hi oolong, 

Why the change? I'm thinking of moving to led... 

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@zairek i found that my results improved a lot. So i am happy with the switch. That being said, i cant afford those top range LEDs that would definitely give the same if not better results. The cheaper LEDs (1000w china makes) tend to get the job done, but they kak after 2-3grows and you need a couple for desired results. Speaking as a amateur grower, im sure some of the big boyz will disagree and will be able to get descent results from cheapmade LEDs, but im not that good yet😂. The first 2 pics is with LED, the other 3 is with HID.

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Hid ftw bro. Nugs def seem tighter, and obviously well matured. ill stick with my 400w until I can justify the cost of a high-end led, however, at 10K... my indoor is for personal consumption. 

Cheers 

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