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- Jan 20, 2022
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Thanks for your input, @doug293cz.The 110-120V 35L unit draws 12.5 amps at full power. It should not trip a 15A circuit breaker, if it is the only load on the circuit. A 20A circuit is recommended.
What other items do you have plugged into your garage outlets, and how many separate circuits (not outlets) are there in your garage? Are the garage outlets GFCI protected? They should be if the house is of newer construction. But if not, you need to add GFCI protection by changing an appropriate outlet.
I would never try to run a 120V appliance from a 240V outlet. The adapter you list connects the neutral and ground in order to function, and because of that I would rate it as: DO NOT EVER USE. It is especially dangerous around wet areas (anywhere you are brewing.) You cannot add GFCI protection when using this adapter.
The house was built in the 60's and I have no idea if and when it was renovated. The outlets seem to my unprofessional eye very old, certainly not GFCI. There are two circuits I could identify: one is 20A, and has the washing machine and a fridge on it, as well as the laptop and monitors from my wife's office which is adjacent to the garage. Its breaker tripped even with both the washing machine and the fridge off. The second circuit is 15A and has a few lights on it (in the garage and the kitchen). From what I read here and in other places, it could be that the breakers could be "tired". I will have an electrician come take a look and hopefully help me get the BZ to work at last