Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

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rao.manoj2004
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Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by rao.manoj2004 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Hi, Planning for outlet for wine cooler/fridge in kitchen (under cabinet). I know that Refrigerator need dedicated circuit. But does that code apply to Wine cooler too? I do not find any mention of wine cooler in forums. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by emtnut » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:48 pm

A wine cooler does not require a dedicated circuit.
You can add it to general use receptacles.
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Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by rao.manoj2004 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:18 pm

Thank you Emtnut. I will wire this with 12AMP (yellow wire) used for kitchen countertop receptacles.

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Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by Aaron » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:29 pm

Actually you want to leave your countertop recepts dedicated... it's a specially required circuit. By general use circuit, that means just any other circuit that supplies power to receptacles throughout the house.

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Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by rao.manoj2004 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 am

Thanks Aaron, I will then wire wine cooler to normal receptacle (white 14/2 , 15amp) circuit on AFCI breaker (12 receptacles per circuits one).

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Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Post by Aaron » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:39 pm

Yep. That's all you need!

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