My church has an ice maker in the kitchen that is on its own 20 amp circuit. The specification plate indicates the compressor is: 115-120W, 11 RLA 50LRA. The electrical devices within the ice maker are all less than 1.0FLA. As we do not use this ice maker on a continuous basis, I have to turn it on/off at least once per week if I don't want the ice to freeze into a giant cube. With that, I would like to install a programmable timer (15 amp) to turn the ice machine on/off during the week. I know the circuit breaker is rated at 20amp but the cost of a 20amp programmable timer switch is quite high. Can I get by with a 15 amp programmable timer?
Good question Chris Detzel , Maybe Dr Sparky can help
Als Antwort auf Dr Sparky:
Als Antwort auf Chris Detzel:
ok, so it is a 20 amp device, can't use a 15 amp circuit then. Not sure what you consider expensive but the following timer will handle this load for $72 https://www.amazon.ca/GE-15136-7-Day-Outdoor-Metal/dp/B002HEMXOS/ref=pd_sbs_60_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KBP0V32D72BYWAEZ6CPB