230 circuit


Old 04-22-07, 07:39 PM
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230 circuit

Is it acceptable to use 2 separate 15 amp circuit breakers rather than the
usual double breaker which is 30 amp to tie a 230 circuit into the breaker box?
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Old 04-22-07, 08:21 PM
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2 15 amp breakers do not give you a 30 amo circuit. That gives you two poles at 15 amps.

if you wqant a 30 amp circuit, you have to use a 30 amp breaker

if the 15 amo breaker were placed correctly AND they were tied together, that would give you 15 amps at 240 volts but that's it.
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Why don't you tell us what you are trying to do. We can then provide better advice.
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You need a 2-pole 30A breaker for a 30A 240V circuit.

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