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Feb
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comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
Thanks, Lars, but I never intended to do any rewiring myself. When it comes to DIY projects around the house, I have a long, proven record of failure :)
Nov
9
comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
Thanks Scott, I'll look into it.
Nov
7
comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
ppumkin, LOL no, this is the Brother HL-2270DW, a $150 desktop laser that's gotten great reviews. It really is unbeatable at the price, with a built-in Wi-Fi print server, two-sided printing, 27ppm speed, etc. I really think it's my circuit that's iffy rather than the printer. According to my UPS display, it's providing 115V at best, and when the printer powers up it momentarily drops to about 110V, which is just barely enough to trip the UPS.
Nov
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Nov
6
comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
OMG 23A? I'm not an electrician but that seems awfully high for a single device. I mean, that would blow a typical residential circuit, no?
Nov
6
comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
thanks for the great info. Do I understand correctly then that circuits come in different amperage ratings (you mentioned 15A and 20A)? If so, would it be possible to "upgrade" my existing circuit? Or is that likely to require rewiring? Also, would it be hazardous to just leave it? I don't foresee a rewiring job spanning 4 floors to be cheap :)
Nov
6
comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
The UPS appears to detect a dip in voltage and goes into battery mode for a little while. Sorry if my description above was misleading. The printer does not trip the circuit breaker in the basement.
Nov
6
asked Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?