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by: NinjaButterfly August 30, 2013 1:30 PM PDT

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How much is too much for a single wall outlet to withstand?

by NinjaButterfly - 8/30/13 1:30 PM

I'm sorry if this topic is in the wrong location, but this was the only place I thought was suited for the question. I'm hoping someone can answer this because I have tried figuring this out on my own, but it's giving me a huge headache and haven't been too successful. Last thing I need is for my home to be catching on fire...

I'm trying to set up an entertainment room, but I'm worried I'll overload the wall outlet with everything I need to have plugged up. I have three 60" LED TVs, an U-verse satellite receiver, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, 5.1 surround sound, and a PC I need to hook up (using the three TVs for monitors). And when released, I'll be getting a Playstation 4. At a single time, I'll have the three TVs running, the home theater system, and three of the electronics running at the most.

If need be (which I'm pretty sure is definitely needed), getting another outlet installed isn't that big of a problem; I just need to know if it's completely necessary, approximately how many watts will be used (or how many volts needed...whatever the correct terminology here would be), and about how many outlets would be needed for such a heinous task?

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