HELP PLEASE with wiring for my HT....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Herb Kane, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. Herb Kane

    Herb Kane Screenwriter

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    Hello:
    I am in the process of adding three seperate dedicated recepticles for the rear of my HT system (where my equip rack is located). I would like two (one for each amp - a Bryston 4B-ST and a Bryston 9B-ST) and the other for my Richard Gray power center (for the remainder of my gear - projector, processor, DVD etc).
    Much of the advice I have received so far, is to go with regular 15amp circuits (14/2 gauge wire) from my board.
    Is this sufficient..... overkill.... underkill.....??? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Herb.
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  2. BrianW

    BrianW Cinematographer

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    15 Amp certainly isn’t overkill, since that’s the minimum standard for household circuits. If by the word dedicated, you mean that each receptacle will be on its own circuit (each will have its own wire back to the circuit breaker box), then I’d go with 15 amp for the two amps, and 20 amp for the power station.
    On the other hand, if all three receptacles will be connected in parallel to only one wire going back to the breaker box, then I’d definitely go with a 20 Amp circuit and 12/2 wire.
     

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