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Old 02-24-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Adding outlets for top of wall mounted upper kitchen cabinet

First part...
I want to run off an existing 15A circuit a new switch and four outlets to power ONLY 5 strings of rope lites for cabinet top lighting. These will be placed on the top of each cabinet bank and each outlet will be off the same switch.

If my math is correct, I have 1800W capacity.

Each string has 72 bulbs, each bulb is 0.25 watts. that makes each string 0.15A * 5 strings = 0.75A draw when all on.

The existing circuit only currently powers 4 60W light fixtures in the unfinished portion of my basement and a motion light on the back porch with two 90W floods.

So there is another 240W + 180W = 420w/120v = 3.5A
so if everything is on at the same time, I'm only at about 4.25A draw.

Does this sound ok?

Second part ....
I don't find anything in NEC that says this is not appropriate?
Again, these are 6 ft strings of rope light by Utilitech and will be affixed to
the top of wall mounted cabinets

Third part....
I plan to just wire these in parallel off a junction from the cellar underneath. (Junction -> switch -> outlet->outlet>outlet>outlet)

14/2 -> switch (BLK in, BLK out, tie WHT together, ground to switch) ->
-> 14/2 in from switchbox to first outlet, BLK/WHT in, BLK/WHT out to next outlet) -> 14/2 in to second outlet , BLK/WHT in, BLK,WHT out to next outlet) -> repeat for the next 2 outlets.

I want the entire outlet to be switched, so I am NOT removing ANY tabs.

Does this look ok?


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