ac Current limiter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by whiteggs, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. whiteggs

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    Looking for a low cost way to current limit a 120v AC outlet to 200W. So, devices won't work if total power usage exceeds ~1.5A.
     
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  2. praondevou

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    If maximum current is exceeded what is the limiter supposed to do? Lower the voltage, cut off the current or cut off only power to one device? If cutoff, how do you reset it?
     
  3. whiteggs

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    Preferably cutoff the power to all and manual reset.
     
  4. AnalogKid

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    What about a 1.5 A circuit breaker?

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  5. whiteggs

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  6. wayneh

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    You might find a power strip in which you can change the value of the embedded circuit breaker. They're usually 15A, so I'm not sure, just throwing out an idea.
     
  7. Lestraveled

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    Yes, the voltage rating is the maximum voltage that it can switch. Using a 240Vac breaker on 115Vac is fine.
     
  8. whiteggs

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    Awesome replies, thanks a lot! will be using a circuit breaker.
     
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