I am thinking about purchasing an APC that has a max power capacity of 2850 watts / 3000 volts. I only plan on plugging about 1000 watts of actual power into the unit however.
I'll be running this for a few home servers. Considering a standard US circuit is generally 15a, it seems that there is no way it could handle 2850 watts. A 15a circuit is generally designed for a max of 1800 and it should really only be around 1500.
My question is, if i'm only using 1000w hooked up to the APC, do I still need a run the unit on a circuit designed to handle 3000 or will the unit only need as much wattage as its protecting/ battery backing?