# Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?

• 04-23-2013, 10:42 AM
function
Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?
Looking for some thoughts here as I keep upgrading my electrical. This weekend I found out I have a dedicated circuit for a ceiling fan in just one room, I am 99% sure there is nothing else on this circuit and plan to complete the investigation this weekend.
Knowing this is pretty much pointless, my plan is to move this fixture to a circuit that has a smaller draw after moving some receptacles to a dedicated circuit.
Since this is an older fan, are there any generally accepted rules on how many amps I should assume the fan will draw?
• 04-24-2013, 12:29 AM
The Semi-Retired Electric
Re: Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?
Function, if the fan does not have any lights it only draws about 65 W.

The formula: Amps= Watts/Volts
So, a 100W bulb draws 0.833 Amps (always assume a branch circuit is 120V)

Without a bunch of lamps the fan might not be worth the effort to move to another circuit, just add more load to the fan circuit.
• 04-24-2013, 01:15 AM
function
Re: Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?
[QUOTE=The Semi-Retired Electric;277427]Function, if the fan does not have any lights it only draws about 65 W.

The formula: Amps= Watts/Volts
So, a 100W bulb draws 0.833 Amps (always assume a branch circuit is 120V)

Without a bunch of lamps the fan might not be worth the effort to move to another circuit, just add more load to the fan circuit.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the quick calculation.

I thought of adding more to that circuit, but these are the circuits I am in the process of rebuilding/rewiring as most of my lower level lighting is on cloth wrapped 14 gauge with no ground. Long term I want to have that circuit grounded and on an AFCI.