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Old 07-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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My system consists of 2 chest freezers (1) 5.1cf and (1) 7.1 cf. the smaller one i use as a fermentation chamber, and the 2nd I use for keg storage and conditioning. I had been using 1 ranco controller, and rotating it between ferment and conditioning freezers. i just bought another ranco so each has its own. can i run both these off one 15 or 20 amp circuit ?? not sure what the continious amp load for one freezer is when its running. I know there is a power spike when they start. thanks
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Both freezers should have tags for amps, volts, refrigerant type and charge amount. Older models may use more amps, my 20 cu inch is rated at 5amps, while my 7 is rated at 3.2amps and the 2 keg mini fridge is 1.2amps all on a dedicated line. Plus odds they will not all be starting at the same time.
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Check your tages on them but i think you will be fine.
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Both freezers should have tags for amps, volts, refrigerant type and charge amount. Older models may use more amps, my 20 cu inch is rated at 5amps, while my 7 is rated at 3.2amps and the 2 keg mini fridge is 1.2amps all on a dedicated line. Plus odds they will not all be starting at the same time.
What do you use a 20 cu.in. freezer for? It could make one large ice cube.
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