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sorry to post this, i know there is a post but after a 1/2 hour of searching i just cant find the post.

i was wondering how you calculate the amperage of a string of lights so i can add them up and not overload each channel

i am using mostly miniture white lights, for the most part there are 100 bulbs in each string.

thanks for your help

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that list is great, but it dosent solve my problem, i need to determine the amprage of the light i have, i cant just accept his numbers as correct. is there anyway to determine the amperage of a string of lights?

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Do you still have the siver tags on the string of lights? If not, you just might have to get yourself an amp meter. You can figure out a rough estimate by the type of lights and number of lights. What type of lights and how many?

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I have a Kill-A-Watt, which works pretty well. You plug it into the wall, plug the electrical device into it, and it will show you how much engery the device consumes. Easier to use than a multimeter, you can put it in-line with your light strings to figure out just how much juice they'll consume at max power, dimmed, etc.

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im pretty sure i ripped all those annoying (now very important) silver tags off. but i use mainly 100 bulb mini lights. also several icicle lights. i guess i will invest in an amp meter cause i want to be sure (a little ocd) i am sure im not overloading cause im using only a max of 2 strings per channel. but im looking ahead to the future. all boxes are running on dedicated 15 breakers (1 breaker per side or 2 breakers per box) so i think im safe for now

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