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Old 14th September 2005
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Most outboard gear does not pull alot of current, I have measured the current on a rack with 12 to 15 piece's of gear such as mic pres, reverbs ect and it was less than 2 amps. Power amps and large consoles is what can pull alot. I prefer to use 2- 15 amp circuits instead of 1- 20 amp, that way if their is a problem the 15 amp will trip quicker. Most people don't know this but a 20 amp breaker may take as long as 45 to 180 seconds to trip with a 40 amp load. Obviously that's why you should have a fuse in electronic equipment. As mentioned add up everything on that circuit including lights and see what you have, and extra circuit may not be required. Use surge protection as you may know.