Electric clothes dryer circuits are generally how many amps?

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  • A typical electric clothes dryer requires a dedicated 30 amp 240 volt 4-wire circuit which is supplied by a 10/3 copper cable with a ground. Sizing the Circuit Breaker for a Clothes Dryer

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Depends on your coffee maker; typical home units with a plug are going to be 120v in US and shouldn't draw more than 5 amps. Also asked, how many amps does a washer dryer combo use? 20-amp How many amps does a refrigerator use?

Electric Kettle: 6-12 Amps: Frying Pan (Cooking - High) 7-12 Amps: Crock-Pot (Cooking - High) 3-5 Amps : Crock-Pot (Warming) 1-2 Amps: Food Processor: 5-8 Amps: Hair Dryer (High) 7-13 Amps: Curling Iron: 0.5-0.7 Amps: Iron (High) 8-10 Amps: Washer/Dryer: 140-16 Amps: Vacuum (Hand-Held) 2-6 Amps: DVD, Disc Player, Radio: 0.5-2 Amps: Television HD, Digital: 1.5-4 Amps: Satellite Receiver/Game Console: 0.5-0.8 Amps: Computer (Laptop) 2-3 Amps: Chargers (small electronics) 0.5 to 1.5 Amps: Drill ...

What is the typical amperag rating on a clothes dryer (at 240v)? Can I run 2 dryers on a 50 amp circuit breaker on 8 ga wire, about 50 ft from the main electrical box? I currently have one dryer, which it's label says "120/240 v, 25 amps". I assume that it can draw up to 25 amps on a 240 v circuit.

This is particularly a big problem for older kitchens that have one or two, 15-amp circuits to power all the appliances, including the must-have, power hungry refrigerator and microwave oven. Modern kitchens, on the other hand, are designed to accommodate as many electrical appliances as possible, usually with between 4 and 7 20-amp circuits.

In most of the cases, you should be able to find the rating of the dryer electric current on the information label of the appliance. Otherwise, you may have to do some conversions. Old dryers often use 15 – 20 amps but modern products could go as high as 30 amps.

A 30-amp circuit uses wiring that can only handle 30 amps of electricity, which means anything over 30 amps flowing through that circuit will cause the wires to overheat. So a 40-amp breaker would potentially let unsafe levels of electricity course through that circuit and never trip until the flow exceeds 40 amps.

A contemporary electric dryer runs on a 240-volt circuit, and its motor and heater elements draw 30 amps when the dryer is running. At least, that's true for most of them. Some not-so-contemporary electric dryers run on 23 amps, and larger industrial units may draw 40 amps or even more. The current draw is listed on a label that is attached to the dryer, usually on the back near its electric control panel, which is the place where you attach the power cord. Advertisement Type of Wire Gauge ...

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