I plan to run a dedicated circuit/outlet from my breaker box to power my small keezer (~5cu ft). I currently (pun) have it sitting in the middle of the room, because the compressor didn't seem to like the 16ga extension cord I was using. I'll be running 12ga wire for the new outlet, but I'm not sure what size breaker I need. Any electricians out there that can help? Thanks.
The keezer has nothing to do with the breaker size...it's the wire that he's running between the main panel and the sub panel that's important.
If you run the 12-2 w ground...use a 20 amp breaker
If you run 14-2 w ground...use a 15 amp breaker
Most homes use 12-2 now. My old junker has a bunch of 15 amp circuits in it... I think they invented 15 amp circuits way back before computers and entertainment centers. Heck...I wonder if they even used electric vacuum cleaners... uggg.
I owuld run the 12-2 w/ ground with a 20 amp breaker. I agree that there is no need for a dedicated circuit for the keezer, but it may be easier to install that way. Although, you may want to install a couple more outlets on the same circuit for future use, since your already tapping into the panel.