Breaker trips

Old 08-10-04, 06:06 AM
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Breaker trips

I recently wired a 5ton A/C. When energized, it ran for a while, then the 60 amp breaker tripped. After resetting the breaker, it ran fine. The panel was a GE and the 60 amp breaker was moved from one location to this location. Could it possibly have been a bad connection and do you feel like it may help to replace the breaker?
Old 08-10-04, 07:58 AM
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If my understanding is correct, this is a "used" C-B that previously could have protected a circuit with a curent-value near the rating of the C-B.

As best I know, the present issue may be the cost of a new C-B, and the re-placement cost may be worth it.

A 60-amp C-B will protect a motor-circuit with a full-load current of 24 amps, 24 X 250% = 60 amps. This is almost 5- HP. ( 28 amps FLC)

Good Luck & Enjoy the Experience!!!!

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