Jeff and Arlene have been sharing some great info about how they are approaching their tiny house in terms of wiring.
Before we get into it, a quick lesson:
Volt is the measurement for “force” behind a electrical current
Amp is the amount of energy in a electrical current
Watt is the amount of energy something uses (Volts x Amps)
They first determined what they use:
Its always good to design your electrical system to handle more than you think you will need for two reasons. First is that if you do need a lil extra umph, you have it. The second is a safety concern. A system that is strained is a potential danger for fire, overload and other really really bad things.
I would always recommend installing a small circuit breaker between your power source and your home, this is a bit overkill, but it protects your investment and the things and people you care about. Of course make sure you use electrical plugs with a breaker built into them in near the sink and in the bathroom.
Another interesting idea that I have found address the issue of the limitation of wall sockets / electrical plugs. Namely there is only two sockets. A Japanese (which I couldn’t figure out their company name) had came up with a design to address this, its called Node. I could ramble on about it but a picture is worth a thousand words and its brilliant!
Check out Jeff and Arlene’s post here