DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > Will a 20 amp fuse hold two 1000 watt lights

11-05-2011, 01:34 PM
mikey23
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Will a 20 amp fuse hold two 1000 watt lights

Im trying to run 2 1000 watt lights on a 20 amp fuse is it possible or will the fuse blow and is it a fire hazard

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11-05-2011, 01:43 PM
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That will be fine.

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11-05-2011, 03:20 PM
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What in the world are you using a 1000 watt light for? Go outside and have someone turn that light off and on and see how fast that meter spins.
That one light is more then all the lights in my house.

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11-05-2011, 06:28 PM
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by joecaption What in the world are you using a 1000 watt light for?
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11-05-2011, 07:50 PM
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Yes thats exactly what im using it for took forever to figure out how to read what people were saying in here! Thanks for replying so a 20 amp fuse will run 2000 watt lights thank you for your help

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11-11-2011, 08:54 PM
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RofLmfao!!

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11-12-2011, 01:29 AM
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Whats so funny

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11-12-2011, 08:48 AM
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If you do the math, 2000 over 115 volts you get 17.39 amps. That's getting close to that 20 amp breaker. If you have anything plugged into the same circuit, you could blow it.

I'll bet you can warm the room up with those two bulbs.

I wonder what's in the pots?

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11-12-2011, 06:44 PM
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Speedbump If you do the math, 2000 over 115 volts you get 17.39 amps. That's getting close to that 20 amp breaker. If you have anything plugged into the same circuit, you could blow it. I'll bet you can warm the room up with those two bulbs. I wonder what's in the pots?
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11-13-2011, 02:16 PM
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You better figure out a way to cool the room so DEA dont catch ya with their IR devices.

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