Air Conditioner and Tripping Circuit
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
a dedicated 220 volt line for a new 22,000btu in wall air conditioner, the breaker trips occasionally, is it as simple as a bad breaker?
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20 Amp 220 Volt AC Circuit is Tripping
I appreciate any help in this manner. Thanks, Rob.
Air Conditioner Load and Tripping Circuit Breaker
Rob, if the original outlet is still in place is there a possibility that it is being used as well by another device? If so this may be contributing to the problem and it would be best if the original outlet was removed, then splice the circuit through and install a blank cover. If the 12.2 amp reading is correct then there may be a bad circuit breaker, however the air conditioner may be loading up and creating an overloaded condition as well. If the amperage load shows 12.2 at the time when the circuit breaker trips off then the circuit breaker will need to be replaced.
This electrical question came from: Rob, from Whitestone, New York
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