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Old 01-16-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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can i connect 4 1000watt heaters in parellel curcuit
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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That's a whole lot of amps.


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50 amp circuit. Gotta hear the reason to do this. Why not use 220vac?
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You would be drawing about 33 amps for all of them so you would need a 40 amp breaker & a #8 awg main line so as another reply said why would you do this. If they are 120v only You should split them on 2 -20amp circuits. If they can be wired 220v I would go that way as they would only use half that amperage............ Mike
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4000 watts/ 120 volts = 33.3 amps

4000 watts/ 240 volts = 16.6 amps

Continuous load you're still gonna need a 30 amp circuit.
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As everyone has pointed out 220vac heaters would be more efficient to use due to less amp draw no less cheaper to wire in the long run.
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But I think the OP would be best off running individual circuits for each heater so that each has it's own separate overcurrent protection.
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X2 or at least by zone/location. Are these heaters controlled by internal/built in thermostats or wall mounted thermostats? Are they for one room or several rooms?
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is it cost or space seems it would cost more to save a little space

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