Bought this house a couple months ago. One of the rooms has a wall AC
with it's own, dedicated outlet at 230 volts. The AC label says to use a
time delay 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker. The circuit has a 20 amp
circuit breaker. The outlet appears to have #12 wire. To me, it seems it
should have a 15 amp breaker. But it's not uncommon for standard outlets
to have appliance that consume far less than what the wiring and breaker
is rated for.
So should I keep the 20 amp breaker, or go with the 15 amp?
As it is, the air conditioner will fry, thereby protecting the circuit breaker.
Wouldn't you prefer it the other way around? Change it to a 15 amp breaker.
Use the existing 20 amp breaker to run a new circuit out in the garage if you
have enough room in your breaker box.
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