I have a microwave (~1200W when running) and a fridge (~600W when starting, rough/approximate measurement) on the same circuit, and whenever they are both running, the circuit breaker (110V, 15A) trips. Is there any easy way that I can have the microwave always have power, but the fridge only have power when the microwave is NOT running (i.e. heating something)?
I have seen "energy saving" power strips that power stuff down unless when a device is on, but I need the opposite of those - any ideas that I can hack together?
P.S. #1 I am not really concerned about the fridge losing power suddenly or being unable to cool the stuff inside it for a few minutes while the microwave is running.
P.S. #2: I am looking for an automated way, I don't want to have to use a switch or something that requires manual intervention