Multiple Circuits for Home Theater?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Brent_N, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Brent_N

    Brent_N Stunt Coordinator

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    I am finishing my basement and am currently planning the electrical.

    Should I have 3 separate 20 amp circuits for my RPTV, components, and sub or should they all be on the same circuit?

    [Note that I do plan to put these circuits on the opposite leg from my lighting (on dimmers)]

    Thanks
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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    From what I've read they should be on the same circuit and (as you already pointed out) on the opposite phase of lighting. There are many posts on this topic so if you do a search you'll find a tonne of stuff without having to wait for replies.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Brent,

    It’s hard to get too specific not knowing anything about your equipment. For instance, a simple system in a small room should not require more than a single circuit. However, if you’re talking about a large room and a stack of high-powered amps, then three circuits might not be enough.

    Like Jay said, a search on “dedicated circuits” should provide you with a weeks worth of reading.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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