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Old 08-03-09, 11:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: Project: Lan theater.

Originally Posted by KasuCode View Post
Thanks guys,

Question, I currently have a 20A Breaker for my room. Its already triping when I hook something like my air compressor up to it with all my computer stuff. So no doubt Ill need to upgrade it for when I hook up the extra computers.

What do I need to know before upgrading the breaker to a 30A?

Or how should I go about fixing the problem without costing allot of money.

I guess I need to find out the gauge of the wire?

Edit: I found my answer. I think im going to get another breaker put in and setup some new 10G wire and a 30A breaker for a power strip around the room. Ill post some pictures of how things are going tomorrow.
That's not really the best idea Kasucode. You need to do another seperate circuit if you're going to run that kind of juice because you will overload the outlets or possibly chain too many things onto one power strip causing it to blow. You won't find a 120V 30A wall socket with a normal plug on it. If you used a PDU you might be able to hook that directly to a larger plug but it would be easier to seperate the outlets with different circuits.
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