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Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?

Looking for some thoughts here as I keep upgrading my electrical. This weekend I found out I have a dedicated circuit for a ceiling fan in just one room, I am 99% sure there is nothing else on this circuit and plan to complete the investigation this weekend.
Knowing this is pretty much pointless, my plan is to move this fixture to a circuit that has a smaller draw after moving some receptacles to a dedicated circuit.
Since this is an older fan, are there any generally accepted rules on how many amps I should assume the fan will draw?

Re: Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?

Function, if the fan does not have any lights it only draws about 65 W.

The formula: Amps= Watts/Volts
So, a 100W bulb draws 0.833 Amps (always assume a branch circuit is 120V)

Without a bunch of lamps the fan might not be worth the effort to move to another circuit, just add more load to the fan circuit.

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Re: Just one fixture on a circuit, combine with another?
The Semi-Retired Electric wrote:

Function, if the fan does not have any lights it only draws about 65 W.

The formula: Amps= Watts/Volts
So, a 100W bulb draws 0.833 Amps (always assume a branch circuit is 120V)

Without a bunch of lamps the fan might not be worth the effort to move to another circuit, just add more load to the fan circuit.

Thanks for the quick calculation.

I thought of adding more to that circuit, but these are the circuits I am in the process of rebuilding/rewiring as most of my lower level lighting is on cloth wrapped 14 gauge with no ground. Long term I want to have that circuit grounded and on an AFCI.

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