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Understanding Circuit Breaker Ratings and Electrical Loads

Ratings for an Electric Circuit Breaker

Ratings for an Electric Circuit Breaker
  Just a general question about circuit breakers.

  1. For a 60 AMP, Three Pole Breaker for a three phase receptacle –
    • does that mean that the breaker can go protect up to 60 amps on each leg or will it protect 60 amps in total across all phases?

Thanks!

This electrical question came from: Anthony, a Homeowner from Roxbury, NJ
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Additional Comments: Nice site!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Anthony.

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