Having a dedicated electrical system is recommended by the National Electric Code Act. It stipulates that the majority of home appliances which play a vital role in your home should each have a dedicated electrical circuit system. This prevents electrical overload on the electric circuit.
If you have more than one, two, or three heavy electrical-consuming appliances being served by one cable, then there are chances of regular tripping of the circuit breakers, overheating of the wires, flickering of lights or fuses being blown off regularly. In the worst case scenario, this can lead to fire or electrical surge which can result in too much loss.
If you use any of these pieces of equipment frequently, then you need a dedicated circuit for each,
If however, it proves difficult to have each of the above on its own dedicated system, then you can combine them in pairs. Communicate your wishes to a qualified licensed electrician and they will advise you accordingly.
Having a dedicated electrical system for the above-mentioned appliances does not, however, eliminate the risk of fire and overheating completely. If the wires used have the wrong size, amperage and capacity then, heating will likely occur, and similar things which are caused by lack of a dedicated system may occur.
In order to know whether you require a dedicated system, check to see if these are occurring:
Lights flickering - lights dimming is an indication that not enough power is getting to the lighting device and thus the system is overloaded, and maybe the circuit breakers are not working properly.
Wires are getting hot - wires get hot due to an electrical overload, and this is a clear indication that you are using more items in the circuit than it can handle. Get rid of one major power consider and designate a dedicated circuit for it.
Regular tripping of the breaker - This is the actual reason why you installed the circuit breaker, to disconnect power in instances which are deemed risky on an electric system. They do trip because they are getting too much load of voltage to transmit.
Regular blowing of fuses - These are the protectors of your electronic device from being affected by an irregular flow of current. Thus when you realize that your fuses are getting blown regularly, don’t continue to buy new ones, seek a permanent solution.
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