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Old 01-14-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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15 amp or 20 amp?

Simple question.
I'm building a new PC with a 1250 watt power supply.
On the same line, a flat screen monitor, printer/scanner/fax (one machine), and a couple of small speakers.

Can I plug all of this into a standard 15 amp outlet, or do I need a 20 amp one?


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Old 01-14-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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15 amp or 20 amp?

The proper question to ask would be if a 15 amp circuit can supply all that equipment without tripping.

None of the cords will have a 20 amp end on it so a 15 amp conficuration is all you need. Circuit capacity is a different matter.

Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #3
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15 amp or 20 amp?

You would have no problem with a 15amp circuit, since the Surge protector is only rate at 15 amps, it would trip regardless if on a 20 or 15 amp circuit, when it overloads.
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