3/1 Say I have a circuit breaker that says 20A. How many watts can I load
on it before it pops? I'm asking because every time I have a space
heater (1500W) and hair dryer (1850W) on, the circuit breaker pops.
\_ P = VI where P is power in watts, V is voltage in volts, I is current
in amps (A). Wall socket voltage is a max of 120V in the USA and is
220V-240V in some places elsewhere. Can you figure it out now or do
you need more help?
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\_ P = VI where P is power in watts, V is voltage in volts, I is
current in amps (A). Wall socket voltage is a max of 120V in the
USA and is 220V-240V in some places elsewhere. Can you figure it
out now or do you need more help?
\_ [80 column nazi-ism removed, helpful original 83 col text
restored] So take *that* 80 col nazi! --content quality >>>
80 cols retentive ness and format advocacy.
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\_ AS a rough estimate, and with normal US household power, you can
say 100W = 1A, so you're trying to throw 33A through that 20
circuit breaker. Of course it's going to blow.
\_ Isn't this high school physics? |