Best Answer

There should be a rating panel on the fan. Let's say it says 2A. You should not load the circuit any more than 80% of breaker rating. In our example 80% of 20 A is 16 A so you could handle 8 fans if they were 2 A each. However, the starting current of motors is higher than running current. Depending on speed setting of fans and if they are all started at the same time, the number may be less than 80% of load. Find the rating of your fans and do the calculations.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 01:29:11
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

What type of circuit in which all parts are connected in a single loop

What angle is between 90 and 180

What condition has symptoms that include ringing buzzing or roaring in the ears or head

What is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves called

See all cards
26 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How many ceiling fans can be run on a 20 amp breaker?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How many ceiling fans can be run on a 15 amp breaker?

You have to add up the amps required by each fan and when you get to 12 amps, you have your answer.

What size breaker should be used with ceiling fans?

Use 15 amp breaker with 14 gage wire or 20 amp breaker with 12 gage wire. Either way will work just fine.

How many ceiling fans with lighting can be put on a 20 amp or 15amp breaker?

You need to look at the rating on the fans to see how much current they draw including lighting. Add up the currents and stay below 16 amps for the 20 amp breaker and below 12 amps for the 15 amp breaker. If all fans were to start at the same time the excess starting currents could trip the breaker.

If you have 3-4 can lights 1 ceiling fan and 3 outlets what size breaker?

A 15 amp breaker protecting # 14 wire.

Can you add a 20 amp breaker to main breaker if total breaker amp is 320 amp Main breaker max is four 150 amp breaker?


Can you connect two fans and six outlets to one 20 amp breaker?

No, the six outlets are not amperage rated to be connected to a 20 amp circuit. A normal 15 amp receptacle can not be protected by a 20 amp breaker. Change the 20 amp breaker to a 15 amp breaker. This combination will pass code regulations. =============== In the United States, in a home, you can connect two hard-wired (not cord and plug connected) fans and six receptacles (outlets) to a single 20 amp circuit provided the 2 fans do not draw more than 10 amps together. If they are cord and plug connected, this limitation on the fans does not apply. In commercial and industrial installations, power to hard-wired equipment is provided on different circuits than receptacles.

What is type of breaker for 41 amp's?

50 amp breaker.

In a basement how many ceiling lights can you have on a 15A breaker?

To meet the requirements of the electrical code you have to know the total wattage of the lights that you are going to connect to the 15 amp circuit.

How many plug ins will run on a 30 amp breaker?

A 30 amp breaker is usually used for a dedicated 30 amp device. Ordinary 15 amp receptacles can not be connected to a breaker of higher trip capacity than the rating of the receptacle. The wire size for a 30 amp breaker is #10 AWG.

How many watts for a 20 amp breaker?


Can a double pole 30 amp breaker be used as a 15 amp single pole breaker?

No, it is a 30 amp breaker on each side. Remove it and install a 15 amp single pole breaker.

How do you turn a 30 amp circuit into a 15 amp cicuit?

Replace the 30 Amp Breaker with a 15 Amp breaker.

People also asked