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Cooling unit startup current

Posted by Northlut (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 14, 12 at 11:07

I'm looking at a fridge that has a "startup" rating of 20.1 amps, and a "running" rating of 3 amps. Does this need a 20 amp circuit, or is it ok on a normal household 15 amp circuit?

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RE: Cooling unit startup current

The 15 amp circuit will be OK. Brief overloads are tolerable. The maximum startup current is for fractions of a second.

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