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Wattage of Refrigerator: Safe to Use This?

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Hi!

 

The only space in my small condo unit to put my small oven is on top of the fridge.

 

Unfortunately I only have one power outlet near the fridge 😣 so I'll have to use a circuit switch with 2 outlets.

 

Oven is 1,300 watts.

Circuit switch up to 2,300 watts.

Refrigerator... I don't know where to see the wattage? It's in Thai (attached).

 

Is it safe to do this?

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fridge 160 Watt max. theoretically, 'yes'

never did trust those extension leads though....

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Okay thanks!

 

Wow, do fridges really have such low wattage? 

 

I guess so. I'm surprised...

 

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never did trust those extension leads though....

 

Yeah, but even if their 2,300 watts of the extension is "exaggerated," I'd think it's a safe buffer if 1,300 watts (oven) + 160 watts (fridge) = 1,460 watts total... very below the 2,300 watts.

 

I'm more surprised about the fridge being labelled as just 160 watts max 😕 

 

(but what do I know, I'm not an electric guy at all)

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can you not change the single socket to a double

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1 minute ago, steve187 said:

can you not change the single socket to a double

if he's allowed to that would make sense. 

I don't like the extension leads as the sockets seem to be even lower quality than the fixed wall mount sockets, the pins inside 'splay' and contact becomes iffy after a few in and outs with plugs. plus they get in the way and risk breaking or the add chang beer being spilt on them if they are on the counter

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The fridge doesn't need much and if your oven triggers the fuse you will know it immediately. But make sure that your oven does not damage the top of the fridge. 

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26 minutes ago, steve187 said:

can you not change the single socket to a double

 

Would have to go through my very old landlady who I haven't seen in 5 years, and then the red tape of the condo juristic person, then would have to use the official maintenance here; so I'd rather not.

 

Thanks for the replies, folks. (More are welcome, of course)

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25 minutes ago, jastheace said:

if he's allowed to that would make sense. 

I don't like the extension leads as the sockets seem to be even lower quality than the fixed wall mount sockets, the pins inside 'splay' and contact becomes iffy after a few in and outs with plugs. plus they get in the way and risk breaking or the add chang beer being spilt on them if they are on the counter

I stick them up on the wall, so no risk of spills; plus I only unplug/replug at most once a year.

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Just now, Jan Dietz said:

The rating on the label is 220V 0.9AMP, so ~200W MAX load.

nothing to worry about.

Thanks... I was wondering what the AMP rating was.

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42 minutes ago, longball53098 said:

Worry seems to be about the extension but what about the power point itself and what all is connected to that circuit? Old house or apartment this plug may be part of just one circuit that is already loaded to the max.

Yup, that's always a risk, for any appliance.  The building's around 10 years old; relatively new.

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Toshino are a reasonably good brand so the chances are that the extension is actually rated somewhere near what it says.

 

But I do note that the flex is 0.75mm2 which would put its continuous rating at about 6A in free air so your 1500W load (about 7A) is going to have it get pretty warm. Don't leave it unattended when the oven is turned on, just the fridge will be fine.

 

Personally, I'd go out and buy some 1.5mm2 3-core flex (good for 16A), a 3-pin plug and a 3-pin traily outlet (I've seen them in 2 and 4 outlet style), then make your own lead to your requirements.

 

I even did an instructable:-

 

 

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