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Does Each Air Conditioner Require It’s Own Circuit?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Each air conditioner should be on its own circuit sized according to the specifications for…

Electrical Question from Hiram about Circuit Wiring
Background: Hiram, a Property Manager from Ghana

Question: Can 4 or 5 Air-conditioners be put on the same (one)circuit on the same floor during installation or should each air-conditioner be on its own circuit?

Additional Comments: Very Good

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Hiram. Each air conditioner should be on its own circuit sized according to the specifications for each unit.

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2 Responses to “Does Each Air Conditioner Require It’s Own Circuit?”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Mary,
    A dedicated circuit may be used for any device that has the same voltage and amperage rating however please be careful that this will not turn into a hazardous situation due to the limitations of extension cords or using cooking equipment in areas that are not defined as a kitchen.

    Be Safe!

  2. Mary says:

    Question: US. Can I use a dedicated a/c outlet for a 5,000- 10,000 BTU unit at 120 volts in the winter for small microwaves, and other cooking things that normally use regular plugs.