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Electric Water Heater Circuit Requirements
Can I run a water heater with two elements – one takes 30 amps and the other takes 20 amps, with wiring that is two 15 amp breakers…
Determining the Electrical Circuit for a Water Heater
Can I run a water heater with two elements (one takes 30 amps and the other takes 20 amps) with wiring that is two 15 amp breakers?
Background: Jack, a Homeowner from Tipp City- Ohio
Thanks for your electrical question Jack.
Water Heater Circuit
- No, your electric water heater requires a 30 amp 240 volt circuit, you are proposing a 15 amp 240 volt circuit which would create an overloaded circuit and cause the circuit breaker to trip off.
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