Max wattage on lighting circuit


Postby jmcenhill » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:08 am

I have just fitted a spotlight track. It has 200w worth of bulbs in, where the old one, which was low voltage, had 80w. Is there any chance I could overload the lighting ring. The other bulbs on the ring add up to 700w, and there are 2 extractor fans as well.

Cheers for help.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:48 pm

[quote="jmcenhill"]I have just fitted a spotlight track. It has 200w worth of bulbs in, where the old one, which was low voltage, had 80w. Is there any chance I could overload the lighting ring. The other bulbs on the ring add up to 700w, and there are 2 extractor fans as well.

Cheers for help.[/quote]

JMCENHILL
YOUR LIGHTING CIRCUIT IF ON A 6 AMP MCB , USING
230 V AS MAINS VOLTAGE WOULD ALLOW 1380 WATTS OF LIGHTING.
YOUR SPOTLIGHT TRACK WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM RATING ON IT ,
SO AS U HAVE PUT 200 WATT OF LAMPS INTO IT , IF THAT EQUALS
MAXIMUM RATING THEN U HAVE NOT EXCEEDED IT.
YOUR FANS DON T MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE TO THE TOTAL LOAD.

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