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#45493 - 09/19/03 02:43 PM Garage door openers current draw
amc12 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
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I plan on rewiring my garage. I plan on having three wall outlets on a gfi line and "possibly" branch to the two garage door openers from the non-gfi side of the gfi outlet. I have no special (large)current draw in the garage other than the openers. Would I be much better off running a detecated line for the openers? I have really no idea how many amps they draw on the average. It would be alot a work to do this extra line, but I want ot do it the standard practice way, whatever that would be. Thank you in advance.
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amc12


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#45494 - 09/19/03 02:58 PM Re: Garage door openers current draw
ernietempleton Offline
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Registered: 06/15/03
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hi
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two garage door openers




In reply to:

I have really no idea how many amps they draw on the average.





Motors are best on their very own circuit.

To properly size the ciorcuit ,you need to find out the amp draw of each motor.

ernie
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#45495 - 09/19/03 06:09 PM Re: Garage door openers current draw
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My 1/2 HP Craftsman Garage Door Opener uses 5.0 amps. Your mileage may vary. It's easy to find out. It's written right on the side of the opener.
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#45496 - 09/20/03 08:34 AM Re: Garage door openers current draw
amc12 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Thanx Ernie and Arnold. Like I said I am buying two new openers but wanted to put the wiring in first. Just from what you said and a little reseach I think a 20 amp 12ga detecated line will be more than enough for two openers.
regards,
amc12

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