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12-15-2005, 09:39 AM
I have a neighbor who bought a new amplifier requiring it be on a 20 amp circuit. his equipment is on a dedicated 15 amp circuit. needless to say an uprgade is needed. since his electrical was brought up to code, what needs to be done? is it just a matter of replacing the 15 amp circuit breaker and replacing the outlet? or does the wiring need to be replaced as well?

i thank god i have my equipment on a 20amp, and dont neeed the upgrade. we seem to be in competition each year as he is trying to keep up with me.

12-16-2005, 02:44 PM
the responses are noted thanks

12-16-2005, 05:48 PM
The circuit, beginning to end, must be code.
20 amp circuit breaker
No smaller than 12 AWG wire
20 amp receptacle
Probably best to run a whole new circuit dedicated to that system.