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    Chaos
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  • Chaos
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    Re: How many watts can a socket handle?

    Not sure what you're asking...
    Do you want to know how many watts a typical 3-prong 110vac outlet can handle?

    Watts = voltage x current and code says not to run over 80% so:
    10amp outlet @ 120vac = 1200 x 80% = 880watts
    15amp outlet @ 120vac = 1800 x 80% = 1440 watts
    20amp outlet @ 120vac = 2400 watts = 1920 watts

    That would be total for all outlets if wired to the same breaker.

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  • fuzzyratfarts
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    How many watts can a socket handle?

    How many watts is it safe to take out of one socket, and can both sides (sockets) handle a certain amount or is it the collective wattage between the two?
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