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Home theater, TV and computer on the same electrical circuit ?

post #1 of 8
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I will move out soon to my girlfriend's appartment.

I was wondering:

I don't have a lot of choices as to where to put my electronic equipment:

- HD 55" TV
- A/V receiver
- Subwoofer
- Cable box
- Xbox 360 elite
- Nintendo Wii
- PC
- Subwoofer for pc
- modem
- router
- computer screen 22"

I was thinking of buying some kind of UPS device.

I was wondering if I possibly put all of those on the same electrical outlet. I don't have all of the Watts quantity used by each equipment. I want to check that before I make any moves.

Any suggestions or advice ?
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by wallofterror View Post

I was thinking of buying some kind of UPS device.
Why?
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I was wondering if I possibly put all of those on the same electrical outlet...
Depends on the the amount of current they draw . It will generally be considerably less than the sum of the rating plate numbers. If you aren't tripping breakers, everything should be fine.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by wallofterror View Post

I will move out soon to my girlfriend's appartment.

I was wondering:

I don't have a lot of choices as to where to put my electronic equipment:

- HD 55" TV
- A/V receiver
- Subwoofer
- Cable box
- Xbox 360 elite
- Nintendo Wii
- PC
- Subwoofer for pc
- modem
- router
- computer screen 22"

I was thinking of buying some kind of UPS device.

I was wondering if I possibly put all of those on the same electrical outlet. I don't have all of the Watts quantity used by each equipment. I want to check that before I make any moves.

Any suggestions or advice ?
yes.
Quote:
I don't have all of the Watts quantity used by each equipment. I want to check that before I make any moves.
post #4 of 8
Are they 15 or 20 amp circuits?
You should be fine with15, i would not add any high current devices like a heater.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
They are 15 amps fuses.

Equipment will be plugged on two differents wall outlets.
post #6 of 8
You could get one of those little Kill-a-Watt meters. Make a few measurements, do a little addition and you have a good answer.
post #7 of 8
What are you asking?

One thing, just how much does your girlfriend expect you to be using the Wii, Xbox and computer? I'm guessing it's a lot less than YOU think you'll be using them...
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by wkearney99 View Post

One thing, just how much does your girlfriend expect you to be using the Wii, Xbox and computer? I'm guessing it's a lot less than YOU think you'll be using them...

Now that's funny...but true.

As to the OP it depends on how much is already on the circuit. I had problems with my office PC tripping the breaker (15A) and come to find out it was on the same circuit as my lights and the adjoining room as well. Fortunately this area was not finished and my dad used to be an electrician, so I had him put a dedicated 20A circuit for my PC (+5.1 speakers, 24" monitor, UPS, router, modem) and the shed I just built. Have you flipped any breakers to see which outlets might be on different circuits? Any luck you might have 2 outlets close to each other that are on different circuits and you could split the load? Oh and personally I would only put the PC, modem/router and monitor on the UPS if you get one.
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