Dedicated Circuit

A dedicated circuit is that circuit which is devoted to a single electric appliance usually with its own circuit breaker. Different electrical appliances require a different amount of current. Some appliances require more amount of electric current while others require less. A dedicated circuit ensures that the specific appliance gets the specific amount of electric current that it requires at all times.

Importance of dedicated circuit

  • Without a dedicated circuit, the electrical appliance may draw in more current than it actually requires.  This can cause many problems such as burning fuses, flipping circuit breakers or overheating of wire insulation hence resulting in a fire.
  • They protect your electric appliances and your home in general against power surges and shortages. You can trust our team of devoted electricians for correct wiring and safety of your appliances.

Types of dedicated circuits

Dedicated circuits are usually categorized depending on the size of amperage that they can allow. There is a 15 to 20 Amp circuit and 30 to 50 amp. A 15 -20 Amps circuit is suitable for mid-range appliances such as toasters or dryers. On the other hand, a 30-50 Amps circuit is favorable for heavy-duty items such as water heaters or air conditioners. It is advisable to hire professional electricians for installation of your dedicated circuits. This guarantees that the process will be done with the utmost professionalism safeguarding your appliances as well as your home.

Appliances that need a dedicated circuit

Most electrical appliances require a dedicated circuit for effective power consumption. The common items include;

  • Water heaters
  • Blow dryers
  • Water pumps
  • Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Air condoning units
  • Ovens
  • Freezer
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwasher and several others.

According to The National Electrical code, every fixed electrical appliance should have its own dedicated circuit that is not shared with any other electrical device or appliance. You can contact our team if you are in need of any professional electrical services.