Originally Posted by solomobl
What is the total amperage capacity of the circuit breaker you have both your dragons (2400ULFs) operating on and do you have anything else operating on that same breaker?
I know this is an odd question, but I have been sending e-mails back and forth with SubMaster Jeff P about purchasing two dragons for myself (I finally have the money!) however, my house is rather old and I believe all of the outlets in my living room are operating on a single 20-amp breaker…
I’ve never tripped the breaker but Jeff says each dragon operates at an average of 10 amps and did not recommend putting both dragons on the same 20 amp breaker along with anything else, which royally screws up my bass dream!!!
The only solution I could think of is I could have an electrician do some re-wiring, add an additional sub-breaker box, or upgrade my current breaker box, but I’m not sure I want to spend potentially thousands of dollars more in electrical upgrades just to accommodate a pair of home theater subwoofers…which may sound like blasphemy to some of you on this thread haha! I promise I want this to work!!!
I could always just rock one dragon instead of two but then I’m sure I would just constantly obsess over not having two…First World problems!
Thank you kindly for your response (and anyone else’s)!
Good questions. In my Set up I have two 15 amp circuits. One Dragon on each. One Amp on each (XPA-5, and Denon 7200wa) Plus a bunch pf other gear spread about. Sony 75 TV, PS4 Pro, Nvidia Shield, Cable Box, Oppo 203 UDP, WD Hard drive Server, Roku Ultra, Wifi Router, Harmoney remote hub, Several Lights, Hue Light Hub, Insteon Hub, several PC style fans, Chargers, Table Lamps.
Back when I set everything up I did the Watt math and divided up the loads as evenly as possible. I will say this. Going in I did expect to have to have to add a dedicated electrical circuit. But so far I have never, not once, had a breaker trip!
Does that mean your going to be good? No. My home is brand new. Or was when I moved in. So all the electrical circuits and associate wiring are new. You sound like you have an old house. Which may present some different problems. I obviously cant say you will be good or predict you won't be good.
But I can say that the way the JTR amps work is amazing. I can go into more detail, but it gets complicated. Do some reading on how home circuits breakers work. Using capacitors and short drawl high demand voltage. 20 or 15 Amps is just a rating. Most breakers and the associated wiring can push much higher Amp numbers for short periods of time. You might want to have an Electrician come give you a quote. In some instances no added wiring may be needed. A Breaker in the breaker box can just be upgraded if you have sufficient capacity built in. It may be cheaper that you think.
Then again, you may not need an upgrade at all and everything will run fine on what you have. It does sound tight, but who knows. Sorry if I could not be more help here.