Construction of a Bosco Sorrento - Page 12

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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » Nov 29, 2018, 5:43 pm

It is a 120v single ph machine & will require a dedicated 20a circuit. The outlet would be a standard 20a 120v which accepts either a standard 15a plug or the 20a plug you described.
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Postby OldNuc » Nov 29, 2018, 7:23 pm

The nominal wiring for most homes is 14 gauge wiring and 15A circuit breakers. Refrigerators, washers, gas dryers, 120v A/C, etc are usually setup with dedicated 20/25A feeds with appropriate circuit breakers. You should use a GFCI breaker and 10 - 2 w/gnd wiring. This provides a 25A capacity with some margin and low line voltage drop. Use the 5-20 outlets. Using #10 wire will generally require only a single outlet to each box which is a good idea so the circuit does not end up overloaded.
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Postby FotonDrv » replying to OldNuc » Nov 30, 2018, 8:13 am

Good advice.
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Postby IamOiman » Dec 04, 2018, 6:18 am

OldNuc wrote:The nominal wiring for most homes is 14 gauge wiring and 15A circuit breakers. Refrigerators, washers, gas dryers, 120v A/C, etc are usually setup with dedicated 20/25A feeds with appropriate circuit breakers. You should use a GFCI breaker and 10 - 2 w/gnd wiring. This provides a 25A capacity with some margin and low line voltage drop. Use the 5-20 outlets. Using #10 wire will generally require only a single outlet to each box which is a good idea so the circuit does not end up overloaded.


Thanks for the info. My univsersity has dedicated 20A plugs for all of their electrical wiring, and GFCI added for all kitchen outlets. I guess this also means wherever I end up I will probably need to check if a dedicated 20A wiring with GFCI is needed to be installed for my machine.
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Postby OldNuc » Dec 04, 2018, 10:47 am

The usual problem is the installed wiring is built to some code that exited at the time of construction. In the not far distant past the duplex outlets were rated for 15A @ 120V 3 prong design and the attached wiring was #14-2 w/gnd. Previous to that it is all lower rated. The 20A 120v is more of a industrial requirement even now so it is always a requirement to check first.

As you will be installing this machine in the US, the age and location of your home will determine what batch of hoops you end up jumping through.

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Postby FotonDrv » Dec 04, 2018, 1:42 pm

Having a 20A dedicated circuit is not all that important, but a 20A receptacle and 12-2/W ground (preferably with GFIC) is important. My entire kitchen is 12 gauge wiring and the big thing is don't put another heavy load item, like a microwave oven, on the same circuit or you will trip breakers.
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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » Dec 04, 2018, 1:55 pm

Ryan's Sorrento has a 2000W heating element so you really wouldn't want anything else running on that 20A circuit when the heating element is running.
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Postby FotonDrv » replying to JohnB. » Dec 04, 2018, 2:21 pm

That was my point. I have 3 ,20A ,circuits in my kitchen and I pay attention to whats running on each.
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Postby JohnB. » replying to FotonDrv » Dec 04, 2018, 4:04 pm

My point was that it really should be on a dedicated 20a circuit as there is nothing left over when it's running.
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Postby FotonDrv » replying to JohnB. » Dec 04, 2018, 4:05 pm

What's the voltage coming out of your 20A circuit?
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