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Dedicated Circuits (in electrical wiring)

In electrical wiring, a dedicated circuit refers to an electrical circuit ‘dedicated’ for a specific purpose.  These circuits are set up on their own circuit breaker and designed so that is will not overload your electrical system when a heavy appliance draws power from it. Appliances like stoves, refrigerators, washers, and water heaters all require dedicated circuits.  You should also have dedicated circuits for large machinery, outdoor lights, outlets, and powered equipment such as pools, spas, and fountains. A good rule of thumb; if it has a motor it needs it’s own circuit. If you have ever tried to use  a major appliance on the same circuit as another and tripped a breaker or blew a fuse, than you understand the need for these specific circuits.

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