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Posted on Initial planning on new detached workshop electrical

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AZWoody

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 07:07 PM

I have a 20×40 shop and have the circuits as follows.

240V : 30A Dust collector 30A North wall tools 30A South wall tools

110V : 20A Lights and utility plugs 20A North wall machinery 20A South wall machines

The lights and plugs that are on the same circuit power shop radio, battery chargers, etc. The other plugs are for all machinery whether stationary or handheld. You really should consider 240V for a dust collector. If you’re starting from scratch, it’s better to get the best you can afford and have the power for it now rather than starting with a 110v, getting something small, throwing money on upgrades and mods. In the end, you will be happier.

I don’t see the need for a vast amount of circuits for plugs, especiallly if you’re the only one working and will only have one machine going at a time. I have seen some people get overboard and run a breaker for practically every machine. It’s rare, but some people do that and there really isn’t a need.

I do like the idea of the 50A for the welder.


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