what to used 50 amp 0r 60 amp


Old 04-19-10, 06:40 AM
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what to used 50 amp 0r 60 amp

Hi Alll
i live in Canada and have a new tankless water heater
it recommend 54 amp breaker
I can get a 50 amp or 60 amp
if 50 amp is ok i will get it and run # 8 wire and have a cutoff switch for 50 amp
if 60 amp is ok i will get it and run #6 wire and have a 60 amp cutoff also
so what should i used
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Old 04-19-10, 07:29 AM
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Does it say a circuit ampacity of 54 amps? You will not find a circuit breaker in 54 amps.
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The design of this appliance Branch Circuit , i.e. , the ampacity of the conductors and the rating of the circuit-breaker, is predicated on the connected load as expressed in kilowatts and voltage.

We need to know the exact rating in both volts and watts / kilowatts.

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