I’m running 2 different light, 1 per circut, and on my 3rd circuit i have 1 high power fan for extraction (aka negative air machine with hepa), 2 regular circulation fans, plus dehumidifier and a humidifier.
I still haven’t accounted for the future addition of side lighting panels or the future addition of co2 and its monitors/controllers. Nor have I accounted for the various controllers for the climate control, and soon to be cpu when I finally get around to figuring out how to automate everything.
Nor does any of that account for the cooling system (probably a thermoelectric but possibly a portable room A/C) that still needs to be added. Nor for future addition of water pumps, monitoring equipment etc.
The automation will probably use the least amount of amperage (as in controllers/cpu/etc) so I didnt add them into the math. But they do have a decent draw each, i assume from the led lights etc on them.
My 2 light fixtures alone were pushing the single leg before, perhaps it was the older system (wiring, breaker, etc) but it caused the breaker to over heat and pop when running full, so I have absolutely no doubt it was too much for that.
And while I live very close to the power plant and hardly ever lose power, we have a higher incidence of power surges here in our small valley (probably because of the ancient sub station we have). All of us have lost various electronics due to them, mostly electric fencing controllers but a few TVs and pcs as well.
And I haven’t even started on the new grow area. This room will become probably the flower room. And I’ll build another room almost identical right next to it.
I just recently became a care giver for another family member, so that will make 2 people that I grow for besides myself. I’m actually moving them in my house as well.
When i say I’m planning for the future, I mean it. If I’m ever done expanding, I’ll probably end up with 3 indoor gardens, maybe 4.
Oh and I had this done by a professional company and had them do the math as well. Hence why the cost. And the bit of overkill for what’s in the pics. You cant see where I’m standing, which is the middle of the next grow area. Just not built out yet.