Circuit breaker on pressure washer?


Old 04-08-20, 12:50 PM
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Circuit breaker on pressure washer?

I need to put a cheap, simple circuit breaker on my home made pressure washer.

I could mount a box and toss in a GFCI Receptacle, but I was wondering if anyone had a better idea?
Old 04-08-20, 01:26 PM
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Why do you need a circuit breaker on your pressure washer ?
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Did you mean you need a GFCI?
There are in-line GFCI that you can attach on your cord.
GFCI (including GFCI receptacle you mentioned) is not a breaker and doesn't provide overload protection.

If you really need a breaker for overload protection, there are small pop-up style breakers. They are often used on compressor motors. You will have to figure out what size breaker you need.

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