15 amp circuit


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Old 03-28-17, 12:06 PM
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15 amp circuit

can I run two Chamberlain LW3500EV (1/2 hp. belt drive) garage door openers and seven lights on the same 15 amp circuit?
 
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Old 03-28-17, 12:14 PM
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Need to know the amps the two openers need and also the type of lights and the wattage they consume.
 
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Old 03-28-17, 01:55 PM
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The openers draw 4 amps. The lights are led. four draw 32 watts. Three draw 14 watts.
 
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Old 03-28-17, 02:03 PM
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Yes your plan is OK with a 15A circuit.
 
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Old 03-29-17, 05:38 AM
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Outlets in a garage by code need to be 20 amp. 12-2 GFI protected.
Is there a subpanel in the garage?
 
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Old 03-29-17, 09:48 AM
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I believe the 20 amp requirement is from the 2017 code.
 
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Old 03-29-17, 10:16 AM
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The GFCI requirement can complicate things. Most codes now require it to be readily accessible so ceiling GFCI receptacle no longer works. Need to use panel GFCI breaker or wire a wall receptacle (can use dead front) before the opener.
 
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Old 03-29-17, 10:50 AM
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Kind of jumping the gun on the GFCI and 20A circuit requirement. The OP didn't say anything about installing a new circuit for the openers. He might just be asking about using an existing 15A circuit.
 
 

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