Can I run two appliances at the same time when the max amps available is 5A? One requires 3 amp, and the other requires 4.15 amp.


The answer is no. The total current drawn is 7.15 Amps. This would overload a 5A socket, and result in a 5A fuse blowing or a 5A circuit breaker being triggered.

Updated on April 2, 2018

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Watts, Amps and Volts and How To Understand Electricity
By Rik Ravado