What amp breaker do i use for a 220 airconditioner?

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  • johnm
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    It depends on the capacity of the air conditioner. The nameplate will state the amperage draw of the unit; I would use that figure as a breaker amperage, or slightly higher. For large size air conditioners, be sure the wires are the right gauge wire from the breaker panel. Larger size air conditioners should have a separate outlet, wiring, and breaker for just that device.

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