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Old 01-22-2013, 12:02 AM   #16
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11.5 amp blender tripping 20 amp circuit breaker


Actually AFCI breakers are not to be on the kitchen circuit and your issue was what you did with the living room AFCI and extension cord

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Maybe you'll think I'm an odd one, but I'm going to run the Vitamix from a long extension from the garage wall plugs until I hire an electrician to do something with my circuit panel. (I don't trust myself to do the job on my own.) The 20 amp kitchen circuit is on a regular, non-AFCI breaker, but it already has an 11 amp fridge running on it.

I opened the thread because I had thought something was wrong with the Vitamix's motor. I really like the machine otherwise, so if it's working the way it should I'll hold onto it.
11 amps for the fridge ?? is that a big unit like Wolf or Sub-Zero unit ?

Techallywise those big fridge like that always have to be wired it own circuit ( manufacter instruction will mention that )

So you have 11 amp fridge running and you run the Vitamix blender unit which it will draw 11.5 amp as well that come up 22.5 amp and with that number the breaker can hold for a short while before it will trip.

As you mention AFCI that useally not the best move to use that on the kitchen circuit due pretty good items do have motour in there and it can throw the AFCI breaker tripping pretty fast.

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Maybe you'll think I'm an odd one, but I'm going to run the Vitamix from a long extension from the garage wall plugs until I hire an electrician to do something with my circuit panel. (I don't trust myself to do the job on my own.) The 20 amp kitchen circuit is on a regular, non-AFCI breaker, but it already has an 11 amp fridge running on it.

I opened the thread because I had thought something was wrong with the Vitamix's motor. I really like the machine otherwise, so if it's working the way it should I'll hold onto it.
Firstly, the fridge should to be on its own 15 amp circuit (in canada that is, its probably the same in the US...in theory the motor could draw as much as 6 times the FLA at start up (full load amperage) of the blender, but i doubt that they would sell an appliance that would draw that much (ever notice that when you turn on your vacuum the lights dim momentarily)...also, a 20amp kitchen branch circuit can only have 2 outlets on it (once again canadian standards)...

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