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I just finished my wiring, but wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything. How many amps does a typical power recline system use? I plan to have 6 to 8 recliners, most likely Berkline, but it could be another brand.

Would a shared 15A circuit be enough? Does the motor put much feedback into the line?

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If I'm not mistaken the power supply and motors for the chairs are low voltage.
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15 amp circuit will be more than enough.

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CJO,

The Berkline motors are rated at 3 amp max, but the 15 Amp circuit would be more than enough.

Never had a problem with the motor putting the feedback into the power line.

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Some time ago for the sake of science (actually the same question was posed on the forum) I plugged a Berkline 099 into my Belkin PF60 power supply. The PF60 shows the amp draw of items plugged.

OK, after a minimum of 10 round trips I can say with 6 Sigma Accuracy that at no time did the draw register over .8 amps. That was with a load. Some would say Big Load.
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If I'm not mistaken the power supply and motors for the chairs are low voltage.


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????

I know, I was wondering too. I had an issue with one of the chairs not retracting and had to lay it on its back. The powersupply actually had connectors for 9v batteries??? In any event I figured the powersupply has a tranformer built in. Didn't look to much into it once I got it working but I figured if it coverts it with a transformer it couldn't possibly draw anything significant as proven by your test.

Of course I could be totally wrong which wouldn't be the first time
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I can say with 6 Sigma Accuracy

Have you been holding out on us Big? I've got a PMP and I don't talk like that. Or do I have start asking you about your process to move that big load? Is that process repeatable? Did you do a CBA? What is your ECTC? Do you have an ACTC? And the biggie (so to speak), are you computing EV over the life of this project?

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But thanks for the info

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