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Old 03-06-2010, 06:57 AM   #16
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Adding an outlet for above the range microwave


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It doesn't necessarily need to have a dedicated circuit but, if it's shared with other loads, it can't exceed 50% of the circuit rating. 210.23
Now that I agree with - and in a lot of cases this would push towards a dedicated microwave circuit. There are still cases (such as a microwave and small disposal) where they can be on the same circuit.


This is common when planning kitchens, that you need the manufacturers instructions and appliance ratings to plan the branch circuits for microwave, disposal, dishwasher, range hood, etc.

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:28 AM   #17
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This site sure has some fine electricians---good advice.

I will say this--some of the new microwave draw a lot of amps--much more than earlier models .

Several times I've installed new units--only to have them overload a circuit that was adequate for the older one that it replaced.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:57 AM   #18
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It doesn't necessarily need to have a dedicated circuit but, if it's shared with other loads, it can't exceed 50% of the circuit rating. 210.23
I should have mentioned that if all the loads are fastened in place, the 50% rule doesn't apply.

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