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Old 12-12-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how many Ceiling fans you can run on 14/2 and how many lights you may put on that same cir. I'm thinking of running 2 fans with light kits and 2 closet lights on the same cir, would anyone recommend this?

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Sure. Ceiling fans use very little power. A couple fans and some lights on one 15 amp circuit should be just fine.
Keep in mind the lights will draw the most power.

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Old 12-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Depends on the load. What are the fans max amperage/wattage and what are the lights max wattage?

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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Does anyone know how many Ceiling fans you can run on 14/2 and how many lights you may put on that same cir. I'm thinking of running 2 fans with light kits and 2 closet lights on the same cir, would anyone recommend this?
You'll be fine. Most fan motors are less than 100W. Even with 240 watts of lighting on each fan, you're well under the circuit max.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:47 PM   #5
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[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']You have 15 amps available to you on 14/2. Most ceiling fans they sell today come with a 120 watt light kit. I always guestimate on the high side for the fan motor and say that it will be pulling 1 amp on high (even though it will probably be less) and with the light kit it will be pulling another amp. So I guestimate 2 amps per fan. [/FONT][FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']To figure out amps:[/FONT][FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']120 watts / 120 supplied volts = 1 amp [/FONT][FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']or [/FONT][FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']180 watts / 120 supplied volts = 1.5 amps [/FONT][FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']So in the scenario above you each fan were drawing 2 amps with a light kit you could have 7 fans on the same circuit provided there wasn't anything else on the circuit and you would be pulling 14 amps with they all had the lights on and were running on high. Some would say that my estimates are conservative and you could safely run one more fan. [/FONT]

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Thank you very much for the info!

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