More About Dedicated Circuits
Some electrical circuits that are dedicated have one simple purpose and that is to supply power to a specific device, appliance, or machine. A dedicated circuit has its own circuit breaker and its own wiring that is not shared with any other devices or appliance. Most dedicated circuits are accessed through a specific receptacle. But some appliances, such as an air conditioner or water heater may be “hard wired” directly into the circuit. These circuits are dedicated to serving a specific type of equipment, which requires a heavier load than others do.
The National Electric Code requires dedicated circuits for specific machines and appliances. Failure to follow code requirements can result into an overload on the circuit and result into an electrical fire hazard. When too many appliances are designated on one single circuit, overloading can happen. These types of overloads can create a multitude of problems that could lead to replacing the existing wiring and other things that could damage from an overload. Some equipment, appliances, or electronics such as computers are sensitive to power surges that can result from a circuit overload. It would be wise to install a dedicated circuit for security equipment which would include cameras, motion detectors, and other devices aimed at monitoring the premises of your home.
Our electrician services in Brigantine New Jersey can inspect and diagnose your electrical circuits within your home, and safely evaluate what needs a dedicated circuit which can include security, computer, and other specialized needs. As soon as the evaluation is completed, a Wire Wiz Electrician Services electrician can install dedicated circuits to service those specific purposes with in your home.