I'm wanting to purchase an air-conditioner for a property that I rent. The house runs 240 volts. I'd like to purchase a portable or window/based air-conditioner
There are two electrical circuits that I may be able to install the air-conditioner to.
One circuit runs the lounge and kitchen. Another runs to three bedrooms.
---On the lounge/kitchen circuit we run:---
Microwave 1.3kW 5.5A output 650 watts Fridge Input145w Defrost Input 150w - small, only 284 litres Laptop - approximately 40-60 watts PC - Pentium 4 3Ghz with 17" LCD screen - not running games TV - 180watts 74cm, 29" CRT VCR DVD2x lights at 7watts
---The other circuit runs a mid-size 19"? CRT TV and some alarm clocks.---
I *really* would like to run the air-con in the lounge but I think I'll overload the circuit.
The other option is to run the air-con in the bedroom with the laptop. (Put the laptop on a UPS to protect the hard drive from the air-con off/on surges)
Moving isn't an option right now. $700 on a new power board for the rented house isn't a pleasing thought.
Is it possible for me to put air-con in this house? Are there any soft-start devices/air-conditioners that could help the situation? And what of a UPS?
Many, many, thanks to anyone who can answer this.