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DankHydroKush
624 days ago in
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What are the chances ill have an electrical overload on my circuit?

Im just doing a small tent grow in a closet with a 600w HPS and digital ballast. Would that cause an overload on my circuit? I dont believe it’s on the main circuit that handles the heavy loads but should i worry?

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  • alpha
    624 days ago

    im sure a person w elect knowledge will know better but -you could plug it in and see-but really its when something like a furnace pops on or u run a microwave or even toaster ovens draw alot that causes the trip. So you may be fine at first then say ur blow drying ur hair or dishwashing. Ok bro goodluck wit it. I think its like how many amps ur drawing or something -wish i could help more.

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    • HeadMan
      623 days ago

      LOL @ blow drying your hair


  • redlaser
    624 days ago

    On a circuit with a 30amp breaker you could run a thousand watt light or heater. I dont think you could do that on a 20 amp breaker or should try. Even if you have a 20amp breaker you should be okay with a 600 watt light. Its the additional load on that circuit that you need to add up, do you have fans, pumps, other lights etc? You could add a fan to the 600 though.

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    • DankHydroKush
      623 days ago

      yes im hooking up a 6″ inline fan to it

    • redlaser
      620 days ago

      You need to look at your breaker panel like skyhighler says and find out which one controls your area and make sure only the grow stuff is on one breaker if possible. The panel will tell you the size you have 20amp, 30amp etc. With only the two things you mention you should be fine, if the breaker throws, check what else went off with it in the room or nearby


  • SamsonSimpson
    623 days ago

    Can you plug everything into a surge protector?

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    • DankHydroKush
      623 days ago

      yes everything is plugged into a surge protector


  • Skyhighler
    623 days ago

    Watts = volts x amperes. So if you’re on a 110 volt circuit, 20 amperes is equivalent to ~2200 watts. Switch off your circuit breakers one at a time until you find the one controlling the outlet you’ll be using, Switch it off, leave all the rest on, and check the house inside and out for other outlets, ceiling lights, etc. that are on the same breaker’s circuit (make sure all wall switches are on when you do the check.) Keep other stuff off your grow circuit if possible, use baby protectors on the other outlets if necessary! ;-) Peace, John

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    • DankHydroKush
      623 days ago

      thatnks for the info, much appreciated