Back Rhodes, I understand!
I gave away a home version of a commercial crepe maker due to breaker tripping. Maddening!
Seems that my upstairs computer room is on the same breaker as the kitchen. Can you imagine the screams I heard when the computer went off? Also happened every time the refrigerator cycled when I was using the microwave. (A new refrigerator solved that one)
Some day I'll add a new breaker for the computer room. When they built these places they had no idea we'd be using all of these electric devices....at the same time or at all.
Newer construction, at times isn't any better...I remember doing electrician work, and getting calls of dead circuits...one place had all the bathroom (3 of them) on ONE GFI, located in the garage, and they were all using hair dryers at he same time, which popped the GFI breaker, it was a really bad design, but how many homeowners really know the power circuits in their house..? Marginal engineering in a tract house that was barely legal enough to pass inspection but in practical terms problemati=c, and so were the other 249 homes in that subdivision.
Older, (and I mean REAL old) buildings of the 1920's through the 1940's are even more problematic, due to old "knob & tube wiring'...they didn't have Romex in those days...the copper conductors were insulated with tar & woven cloth, and ceramic stand-off were used for routing, Junctions were sometimes soldered and black friction tape was the insulator. These old circuits also usually had the fuse on the "neutral wire", not the "hot wire", making them still live even if a fuse blew. The insulation of this type of old wiring will sometimes get brittle and start to disintegrate..! Also older wiring did not have (taste) bitter agents to discourage rodents from chewing, whereas modern Romex has a bittering agent added to the plastic sheath formula. This old type wiring might have either cartridge or screw in type fuses.
We're also using more appliances at the same time
than what was used when these buildings were constructed.
I hope your wiring, and main panel in your building can take the addition of another circuit for your computer. It's best to add a new run of romex straight from your (breaker or fuse) panel directly to your computer with e new, dedicated outlet