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Wiring amperage requirement for new sewing quarters?
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
Hey, y'all...

So I am fitting up a new sewing quarters in the upstairs portion of my house. We are going to be rewiring the thing, as it has  1 lonely 120v outlet.

While I will be picking up a slightly lower dollar machine at first, my end game is a Juki LU-2210-6 machine and a Brother KE430D (or equivalent NickoSew rebadged tacker) as well as eventually a dedicated binder. By the time I outgrow that trifecta, I will have either moved to an larger/external manufacturing space or gone mostly private label for production.

I assume I will be needing some 220v outlets, but what kind of amperage should I wire for?

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Wiring amperage requirement for new sewing quarters?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 03:43:11 PM »
All of your stated machines were/are available in 110V configurations, but 220V would be more energy efficient if running all day long in a factory environment.

LED lighting will cut down your energy usage, and I've run up to 4 industrial machines(all plugged in and "on") off a single 20A circuit. Tacker, overlock(with servo motor), walking foot and a single needle. Never had a problem.

Just make sure that each of your outlets are properly grounded.

Stick with 110V, if you need 220V down the line most machines can be switched or just run a 220-110V stepdown transformer.



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Re: Wiring amperage requirement for new sewing quarters?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 12:36:15 PM »
I agree, stick to 110 for now, I have some 220 in my shop, but nothing is plugged into it yet. With servo motors, LED lights and a single operator, it is hard to pull enough amps to cause problems in my experience. Right now I have a Pfaff 1245 and a Typical GC2605 both on with servos and led, and I can run both my other machines on clutch motors with no problems. Also have a compressor that kicks on occasionally. I have 2 20A circuits for outlets with overhead lights on their own circuit.
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