Dedicated Circuits

Required to be Dedicated

  • Anytime you have something, whether plugged-in or hard-wired, that has a dedicated space and will take more than 50% of the circuit capacity, you need a dedicated circuit for it. Here are a few common items:
    • Freezer. Give this a 20 amp dedicated circuit.
    • Central Vac. Usually a 20 amp circuit.
    • Microwave. Usually a 20 amp circuit.
    • Disposal. Usually a 15 amp circuit.
    • Dishwasher. Usually a 15 amp circuit.
    • Iron. Usually a 20 amp circuit.
    • Security. Usually not large enough to require a dedicated circuit, but a good idea.

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