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Does Each Air Conditioner Require It’s Own Circuit?

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.