So i’m not sure how many amps my garage door motor is couldn’t find it online or in the manual. Will I kill my wyze plug if I plug it in and the motor is 20 amps?
The Wyze plug electrical output is 15A max, so wear earplugs and have a fire extinguisher handy just in case.
Then again it might just trip a breaker.
If your garage door motor is 20A and is properly wired (ie., UL or ETL certified), it will have a 20A plug. A 20A plug has one of the prongs rotated 90 degrees, and won’t fit into a standard receptacle. Nor the Wyze plug.
If your motor has a ‘regular’ 2- or 3-pin plug that fits into ordinary household receptacles, it’s probably not a 20A motor.
After some searching, it appears most openers require a 15 amp circuit for code.
Search for “typical amp draw garage door opener”. I found most residential openers are around 5-6 amps. They rate the opener amps at stall. So it seems the WYZE plug can handle a garage door opener.
What is the brand and model number of your opener?
After going thru many many home inspections, I have not seen a garage door opener with anything but a 15 amp standard circuit. Caveat that by saying that different states have different requirements. The Wyze Plug is rated for 15 amps and if you have a standard 3 prong circuit it will plug into the outlet and you shouldn’t have any problems. As @kyphos said, if you have a 20 amp properly wired circuit or device the plug won’t it into your outlet and the device won’t fit into the plug.
I wondered about the oddball outlet I would see in the hospital ER but by the time I got around to Googling it, I forgot what I was Googling. Thanks for teaching this old dog something .
If your opener is programmable I would worry about it forgetting its codes if left powered off for extended periods…?
@ultra1genius what are you even talking about? This is about Wyze smart plugs, not cameras. Please re-read the thread before commenting. There are no “fallacies”.
Sorry, you are correct.
You can replace a 20 amp receptacle with a standard 15 amp one IF you also replace the breaker with a 15 amp breaker. You CANNOT do the opposite.
The NEMA 5-20R, 20A receptacle is backwards compatible. You can plug 5-15 plugs in a 5-20R receptacle, just not the other way around. You don’t want to have 20A loads on a 15A circuit. The Wyze plug will fit just fine.
I love Futurama also, but reading this thread I am suddenly getting a completely different image for the term “fry guy”
My last name is “Fry” so the nick name “FryGuy”. Then add the jokes because I do electrical work and electronics.
It’s the dream combination! And yes, the jokes come to mind very easily. But then I realize that you might be the Fry of Fry’s Electronics. Or at least you can claim to be.
Guys, Fries, no one is doubting where the Wyze plug will fit. The caution/advice here was about what would or would not fit INTO the Wyze plug, e.g., a theoretical 20 Amp garage door opener.
Exactly my point.
If the OP’s door has a 20A motor and is properly wired (ie, with a 20A plug), it won’t fit into the Wyze plug. Therefore, no chance of overloading the Wyze plug.
If the OP’s door has a 20A motor and is wired with a regular 15A plug, then’s he/she’s got a problem. The Wyze plug might fry. The breaker on that circuit might trip.
I think it’s pretty unlikely that his garage door has a 20A motor, unless it’s a ginormous industrial-grade door.
A 20A plug can’t be plugged into a 15A recepticle. A 15A pluggef can be plugged into a 20A recepticle.
Exactly. The only concern would be to watch the current ratings on the Wyze plug relay and connected load. That’s rated for the full 15 amps of 5-15 so that’s a non issue. If the opener has a 5-20 plug is just will not plug in the Wyze plug, so it’s fine.
Just a nickname, no affiliation to Fry’s Electronics. Just a childhood nickname that stuck.
Everyone is in violent agreement. (And I was quoting you to point out that we were all saying the same thing from the beginning.)