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240 Volt Circuits and Switches


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Electrical Wiring for 240 Volt Circuits and Switches: Each individual pole of a switch or circuit breaker are rated for the stated amperage, the rating is not a combined total of the number of poles.

Understanding 240 Volt Circuits and Switches

Electrical Question: I purchased a 30Amp, double-pole single-throw switch for a 240Volt circuit dedicated to a steam humidifier for a home ventilation system.

Thank you.

This electrical wiring question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Damascus, Maryland.

Additional Comments: Impressive.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

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