Calculating Electrical Usage In A Workshop
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Editor's note: Doing research for turning my detached garage into a shop space, I came across this section on electrical in the Woodworking Essentials book.It's full of great info on setting up a shop (and everything else you should know about woodworking).
I'll be running a new subpanel and new outlets and lighting, so I was glad to find all of this electrical info in one place, and I'm glad to be able to share it with you.Calculating Electrical Usage in the Workshop When electrical circuits or subpanels are added to an electrical service, the total load must not exceed the service rating.
Gener- ally, older homes have 100-amp service and newer homes have 200-amp service.If you are not certain about the service, look at the main circuit breaker in the service panel.If you have 100-amp service, consult with both the utility company and a licensed electrician regarding upgrading to a 200- amp service.
Generally, home woodshops will have one woodworker using no more than two machines at one time (table saw and dust collector, drill press and vacuum).The advantage of this is that the electrical system isn't going to need to support the simultaneous operation of all the...