I have a regular 2 socket, 15 amp outlet in my garage. I need to run my miter saw and shopvac at the same time, the saw draws 15A and the shopvac 8.5A.
I've currently been running them off one outlet through a 50 foot 14AWG extension cord with a 3 way splitter at the end. The other socket is running to a power strip by an extension cord that is powering by workbench light.
It hasn't tripped the breaker so far.
I know very little about electricity and it's boundaries, how bad is my current set up? What risks are there with this?
UPDATE: I found an old kill-a-watt meter and tried it out on the setup, here are the results.
Miter saw only Startup (Peak): 18A Saw running: 7.5A Saw cutting: 10A
Shop vac only Startup (Peak): 12A Running: 8.4A
Saw and Shop vac: Shopvac running and then starting saw (peak): 21.6A Both running: 16A Both running and saw cutting: 18A
I notice the saw bogs down a bit while cutting and both are running, seems perhaps the motor isn't getting the juice it needs?
I think the answer is clear, I need to get one on another circuit. I thought these were interesting and wanted to share.