Originally Posted by Stknutti
2017 FR3 We tried a 1500 w electric heater and the circuit breaker trips when refrigerator starts. Any suggestion on a low wattage heater? We have tried different outlets (which are limited).
1,500 watt heater at 115 volt pulls 13 amps and if I'm not mistaken all your circuit breakers are 15 amp.
You could bet a 1,000 watt heater which may not trip the breaker.
You need to put it on a dedicated circuit breaker.
Have you tried the one that powers the microwave?
Just don't use the microwave when the heater is on.
If you can't find anything you just may have to add a dedicated circuit breaker in the panel with it's own outlet.