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Power Supply for a Air Jet Massage Bathtub

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Question: I am in the process of installing a new slipper tub in my bath.
The blower with the unit is an air blower (not a pump) and it is rated at 400 watts.
Am I correct in assuming that I do not need a dedicated circuit since this is 4 amps and can be wired into a simple lighting circuit?

This electrical question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Springfield, Virginia.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Steve.

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