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Old 11-21-01, 05:39 AM
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My father recently purchased an electric water heater that he will install in another state. He was wondering about wiring the product, specifically what sized breaker to use. He says itís got two 4500 watt heating coils at 220 Volts. I told him I thought a 30 Amp breaker would suffice but heís not sure. Apparently he doesnít want to open the box to look at the name plate because once opened, the unit will not ship as well. Any thoughts?
 
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Old 11-21-01, 05:45 AM
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Water heaters are almost always wired with a 30-amp double-pole breaker and 10/2 cable. Given that you know this is a 4500-watt heater, you can be certain that these specs will apply.

By the way, even though it's got two 4500 watt elements, they never both come on at the same time.
 
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Old 11-21-01, 07:23 AM
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John,

Thanks for the response. Now if he can just find a Federal Pacific breaker that will work, he'll be in business!!
 
 

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