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Circuit Requirements for Electrical Equipment

How to Determine if your Equipment Requires a Dedicated Electrical Circuit to Prevent Circuit Overload

Dedicated Circuit Requirements for Electrical Equipment
Question: We have a new electric frier for our cafeteria; its 208v/60/3ph, 47.2 amps, 17kw, for direct wiring. I’m told that it should have been ordered in 480v. Can it be safely wired to work by an electrician? Does he have to change the circuits and breakers to provide a safe hook-up?

This electrical question came from: Wayne, a Handyman from Columbus, Ohio.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Wayne.

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