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FAQs - Wattage Capacity for C7, C9 and Heavy-Duty Commercial Grade Patio Light Strings
 
 
The recommended maximum run per circuit for these light strings is approximately 840 Watts (7 Amps)This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 840 Watts or less.
For example, if you use 100 sockets with 7W bulbs, your total wattage is 700 Watts.
Maximum Run Chart:
 Wattage of Light Bulb
 Max # of Sockets
 4W (4C7)  200
 5W (5C7, G30 or G40)  150
 7W (7C7 or G50)  100
 (LED C7)   1000
 
The recommended maximum run per circuit for these light strings is approximately 840 Watts (7 Amps).  This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 840 Watts or less.
For example, if you use 100 sockets with 7W bulbs, your total wattage is 700 Watts.
Maximum Run Chart:
 Wattage of Light Bulb
 Max # of Sockets
 5W (G40)   150
 7W (7C9, G40 or G50)   100
 10W (10C9 or G50)  75
 (LED C9 or LED G30)   1000
 
The recommended maximum run per circuit for these light strings is approximately 960 Watts (8 Amps). This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 960 Watts or less. For example: for the 106 foot light string, since there are 50 sockets, recommended wattage per socket would be 15 Watts per socket (960W ÷ 50 sockets). If you plan to use all 50 sockets, we recommend the 11S14 (11W), A15 (15W) or the G50 (15W) bulbs. If you plan to cut the string to customize it for your specific need, you can use the A19 (25W) bulbs up to 38 sockets (25W x 38 = 950W).
 
The recommended maximum run per circuit for the 330' light string is approximately 1,250 Watts (10 Amps).  This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 1,250 Watts or less; if possible, reduce the max run to 1,100 Watts or below. For example: for a 100 foot length, since there are 50 sockets, recommended maximum wattage per socket would be 25 Watts per socket (1,250W ÷ 50 sockets).  Please refer to the maximum run chart below:
 
Maximum Run Chart:
 Wattage of Light Bulb  Max # of Sockets  Linear Feet Equivalent (2 ft. between sockets)
 11W (11S14)  113  226
 15W (15A15 or G50)  83  166
 25W (25A19)  50  100
 .96W (LED S14 or LED G50)  165  330
 
The recommended maximum run per circuit for these light strings is approximately 960 Watts (8 Amps); limit of 10 Watts per socket. This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 960 Watts or less. For example: for the 100 foot light string, since there are 75 sockets, recommended maximum wattage per socket would be 10 Watts per socket (960W ÷ 75 sockets).      

330' Heavy-Duty Commercial Grade Light String with Intermediate Base (E17) Sockets 

The recommended maximum run per circuit for the 330' light string is approximately 1,250 Watts (10 Amps).  This means that for a continuous length of light string, the maximum wattage running through should be 1,250 Watts or less; if possible, reduce the max run to 1,100 Watts or below. For example: for a 150 foot length, since there are 120 sockets, recommended maximum wattage per socket would be 10 Watts per socket (1,250W ÷ 120 sockets).  Please refer to the maximum run chart below:
Maximum Run Chart:
 Wattage of Light Bulb
 Max # of Sockets  Linear Feet Equivalent (15" between sockets)
 5W (G40)  250  313
 7W (G40 or G50)  175  220
 10W (G50)  125  150
 .49W (LED G30)  264  330

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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