The equation for that looks like this: However, this is the absolute maximum. This prevents the possibility of wires overheating and becoming a fire danger. If you have any other lights or appliances on this circuit, subtract the wattage of those devices from the total. This is where the type of Christmas lights you use really matters. Different sizes and types have different wattage, affecting the number of lights you can put on a single circuit.
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Why You May Need to Install New Circuits for Christmas Lights
Here at Root Electric, we love electricity and everything that goes with it, and that includes Christmas lights. According to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA , an average of homes are burned, with 8 people killed and 14 people injured every year due to incorrect use of holiday lights. The first thing you need to do is understand the circuitry in your home so that you understand what your outlets can and cannot handle. The average receptacle circuits in your home can handle between amps. The question you need to answer, however, is whether or not you have wiring capable of handling 15 OR 20 amps.
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