answersLogoWhite
Ask
Home Electricity
Refrigerators

How can you correct the voltage drop that occurs whenever you turn the refrigerator or electric range on?

697071
Answer

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-13 04:46:29
2011-09-13 04:46:29

(1) Re-wire the fridge circuit and/or the range circuit with larger gauge wire.

(2) The range should be on its own circuit already (if not, put it on its own circuit like NEC mandates). You could try running a separate circuit just for the fridge too. You only _need_ to use 14 gauge wire, but use at least 12 gauge wire to help reduce voltage drop.

(3) If voltage drop is a problem elsewhere in your house, it might be time to look at a service upgrade.

1
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

To answer this question the voltage of the shower is needed.

User Avatar

if you have checked the voltage with a dvom then you need to verify that the power source at the fuel pump relay is correct, if it has the correct voltage pre-relay then your problem is post-relay. if the voltage is not correct pre-relay then simply trace and repair the power source. if the problem is post relay then check the output voltage directly at the relay, if voltage is good trace and repair line from relay to pump. if voltage is not correct then replace the fuel pump relay

User Avatar

In a uniform electric field, voltage = electric field x distance

User Avatar

the voltage tolerance of a standard electric motor is


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.