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    OK at the risk of sounding like a dummass, I gotta ask what power rating means, as in
    power rating 120V 60 Hz 1281W, which are the specs for a Toto Neorest toilet.
    From what I can gather it doesn't seem to mean it uses 1281W, but I been wrong before.

    However if I am right is there any way to deduce just how much power it does use just from the power rating?

    TIA for any help .

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    It means you need to supply it with a minimum 15 amp circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    It means you need to supply it with a minimum 15 amp circuit.
    so you mean it's own dedicated circuit?

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    I answered in the other post but yes, a dedicated 15 ampere circuit would be the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denverboz View Post
    OK at the risk of sounding like a dummass, I gotta ask what power rating means, as in
    power rating 120V 60 Hz 1281W, which are the specs for a Toto Neorest toilet.
    From what I can gather it doesn't seem to mean it uses 1281W, but I been wrong before.
    If it says 1281 watts then yes, it certainly does mean it uses, or can use, 1281 watts.
    Why would you think differently?




    Quote Originally Posted by denverboz View Post
    However if I am right is there any way to deduce just how much power it does use just from the power rating?
    No way. Not just from the ratings shown. If it uses a certian amount of power that's that. Unless of course there are settings on the unit that can vary the power, but that still does not change the fact that it CAN draw that much at any given time.



    May I ask why this is an issue?

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    I also agree that a dedicated GFI protected circuit is required.

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    That is the maximum it could use...in 'standby' mode, it probably uses much less. To heat the water (and maybe the seat) quickly, it needs to draw some serious power. It probably does this 'on-the-fly', rather than keeping a quantity of water hot all the time. As to the seat, not sure...
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