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Old 03-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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How much electricity can I use in my little studio?


In the near future I plan to purchase 2 ballasts to power 2 400w hid lights, 4 timers 2 small oscillating fans, 2 small water pumps and an exhaust fan. but I'm concerned that my room can't handle all that. I live in a studio apartment so I only have 2 outlets in the room and intend to use a multi-strip. I took a look at the breaker switch and it has the following printed on it:
C 16
~230/400v
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10000 |
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L7-16/1/C

Basically, I want to know if I can use all those appliances together safely and successfully and if so what types of appliances should I purchase (i.e. voltage) in order to use those appliances to their fullest capabilites.
All responses from professional electricians greatly appreciated. If you ain't a pro please don't waist my time or your's

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Hmmmmmm.......I sure hope we aren't doing anything "illegal" by the way your describing this.

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The only way to figure it out is if you give us the wattage of every appliance. What I see so far is most likely 16a x 220v= 3520w.
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Hmmmmmm.......I sure hope we aren't doing anything "illegal" by the way your describing this.
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In the near future I plan to purchase 2 ballasts to power 2 400w hid lights, 4 timers 2 small oscillating fans, 2 small water pumps and an exhaust fan. but I'm concerned that my room can't handle all that. I live in a studio apartment so I only have 2 outlets in the room and intend to use a multi-strip. I took a look at the breaker switch and it has the following printed on it:
C 16
~230/400v
______
10000 |
______|
|3|

L7-16/1/C

Basically, I want to know if I can use all those appliances together safely and successfully and if so what types of appliances should I purchase (i.e. voltage) in order to use those appliances to their fullest capabilites.
All responses from professional electricians greatly appreciated. If you ain't a pro please don't waist my time or your's
I live in France so I am not sure which area ya from but let get to the chase you have Class C breaker rated at 16 amp and this is not a RCD breaker so you may have a older one our modern one are rated little differnt.

For the max wattage you will have no issue with it you can sling up much as 3520 watts but just don't go over 3 KW load on this one and sencie you are renting a flat ( apartment ) there you should talk to the landlord to see if they willing to add a addtional circuit or not.

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Hmmmmmm.......I sure hope we aren't doing anything "illegal" by the way your describing this.
Illegal in your state perhaps....

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