multiple lamp wiring

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by sb79768, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sb79768

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Hi Everyone

    I want to wire as many 15w pygmy bulbs with e14 fittings through 1 plug as possible and was just hoping for any advice or warnings. eg. is this possible, how many could I do, do I specifically need a parallel circuit?

    cheers!
     
  2. beenthere

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    Is that "1 plug" to be interpreted as a single wall outlet? If that's the case, then the number of bulbs is limited by the safe current handling ability of that outlet. As an example, in the US a 15 amp circuit is only rated at 12 amps continuous draw.

    Those lamps will have to be in parallel for proper operation. The supply wiring must be rated for the current.
     
  3. sb79768

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    Jul 18, 2010
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    hi
    yes the "1 Plug" is a single 240v wall outlet.
     
  4. windoze killa

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    A 240V 10A outlet can provide 2400W. You can have 160 15W bulbs in parallel. Have fun wiring that.
     
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