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Double Pole 30, or 20? #63029
03/04/06 07:44 PM
03/04/06 07:44 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline OP
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I have to do an install for a friend of mine who's a printer. He works out of his garage and recently bought a plate maker. The specs on the appliance calls for 220 volts and it draws 16 amps. I'm not sure if I should run 10 AWG or 12 AWG being that it's maximum amperage is right at 80% rule for a 20 amp circuit.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Double Pole 30, or 20? #63030
03/04/06 08:48 PM
03/04/06 08:48 PM
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Shockme77, #12 and a 20 amp breaker would be fine unless there is a considerable distance involved, then a #10 may need to be considered.

The 80% load on the OCPD would only come to play if you were talking about more than 16 amps for longer than 179.99 minutes at a time. (continuous)

Roger


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