Articles about 20 amp

Outlet Connection for a 240 Volt Log Splitter

August 25, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Adapt a Dryer Circuit for a 240 Volt Log Splitter: Materials List and Instructions to use a dryer circuit to provide power for a 220 Volt Log Splitter.

How to Determine if Your Panel Has The Power for One More Circuit

January 28, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Check the Capacity of an Electrical Panel for an Additional Circuit: Available Amperage of the Panel, Adding a Circuit Breaker

When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard

June 20, 2013 by Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring and an Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard.

Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper

January 25, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Guide to Upgrading Aluminum Wiring to Copper Wiring: Electrical Circuits, Lighting Circuits, AFCI Circuit, Living Room Circuit.

Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens

November 26, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a 240 Volt Oven Circuit: Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements. I am installing a double wall oven that is 240 volt. Do I need a 20amp circuit, or will the current 30amp circuit be OK?

Wall Outlets and Outlet Strips

October 13, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Strips – II recommend a good quality UL approved outlet strip that has a built in circuit breaker, typically a round button type that can be reset.

Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring

September 30, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity

Why You Should NEVER Up-Size an Electrical Circuit Breaker or Fuse

August 30, 2012 by Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker – The purpose of a fuse or circuit breaker is to protect the electrical circuit wiring and components against overheating and electrical short or fault. Circuit protection with a fuse or breaker is accomplished by specific sizing for the specific circuit and wiring type that is installed.

Replacing Electrical Fuses

August 14, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size

Correct Electrical Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights: Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights.

Calculating the Circuit Size for Lights and Ceiling Fans

July 15, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Determine the Circuit Size for a Lighting by Calculating the Total Electrical Load…

Understanding Air Conditioning Circuit Requirements

July 10, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Electrical Troubleshooting tips for an Air Conditioner: I need a 2 pole 20 amp breaker for my panel box, It is for the wire to my air conditioning unit. The specs are rated voltage…

Electrical Wiring for a Laundry Room

June 19, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Installing Laundry Room Electrical Wiring for Dedicated Circuits and Outlet Requirements

Converting Power From An Electrical Outlet

August 26, 2011 by Dave Rongey

I am wondering if there’s any way to convert the power from a standard outlet to be able to plug in my machine without any rewiring or the like…