Are Twin 30 A Breakers Adequate for 5,500 Watts?


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Old 08-14-16, 03:26 PM
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Are Twin 30 A Breakers Adequate for 5,500 Watts?

A friend wants me to replace his elec water heater with 5,500 watt heaters. He currently has 4,500 watt elements. I assume #10 copper wire with the 30 A breakers. Is this adequate wiring?
 
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Old 08-14-16, 03:31 PM
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Yes..... but that is called a two pole 30amp breaker.

The heater load is 23 amps so a 30A breaker is correct.
 
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Old 08-15-16, 07:19 AM
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Many thanks, PJ.............................................enough characters
 
 

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