Is wall outlet over capacity a problem?
I'm buying a new electric range and getting a 240 volt line installed by an electrician. The range is rated at 40 amps. The electrician says I should get a 50 amp circuit. Is that a waste or worse, a problem?
Also, I have a 1250 watt microwave and an 1800 watt toaster oven on the counter and I'd like to be able to use both at the same time if I ever need to.
What's the easiest way to tell if they are on the same circuit?
If I determine they are sharing a circuit, is it best/most economical to increase the capacity of that circuit or move one outlet to a different circuit?
If you increase the capacity of a circuit and don't put much load on it (like plug in a night light or clock radio into it) can that cause problems to either the circuit or the device plugged into it?