When hooking up our new oven last year we had to have a new breaker installed because the one we were going to use was only 30amps I believe and the oven needed more. The main thing to take away that I learned was that if you use a 40 or 50 amp load on a 30amp breaker you are going to fry either the line, appliance, or breaker and could potentially start a fire. Now that I'm looking to get going with a solar setup (small), I'm looking at inverters and I'm curious what Amps have to do with anything? I mean I know that the wattage I'll need can be estimated by multiplying the Amps and the volts my appliances/lights will draw. But do I have to worry about the inverter being able to handle ANYTHING other than the watts drawn on it?? Do Amps matter? As with my oven lesson I don't want to break/fry anything or start any fires. Thanks!! -Emt1581 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!