I wanted to add a couple of ceiling fans to a circuit in my house. Currently the circuit has:
Laundry room light (100W), breakfast area light (300W), bathroom light (180W), 2 outside lights (200W), and another light (100W) = 880W
I want to add:
The 2 ceiling fans draw 57 watts each and each has three 60W lights =57 + 57 + 180 + 180 = 474W
The new total would be 1354W.
The circuit is a 15 amp circuit and from what I read the maximum wattage is 1800W and safe capacity is 1440W. I am still below the safe capacity but there are also 3 outlets on this circuit (nothing currently plugged in to them). It would probably be quite rare that everything plugged into the circuit would be on simultaneously. Is there any code that specifies how much wattage need to be reserved for each outlet? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.