Installing An Electric Wall Heater
How to Identify and Install the Electrical Circuit for an Electric Wall Heater
Electrical Circuit Size For A Wall Heater
Wall Heater: I’m wiring a electric wall heater, 4800 watt.
The dealer told me that I should use 10-2 wire and a 30 amp breaker.
Is he correct?
This electrical question came from: Mike, a Homeowner from Saginaw, MI
Thanks for your electrical question Mike.
Wiring a Water Heater
Mike, yes the circuit specification is correct.
Identifying the Electrical Circuit Size For A Wall Heater
- Permanently installed electric heaters typically require a dedicated circuit due to the high amount of electrical consumption they require.
- Depending on the size of the wall heaters, in some cases there may be more than one heater placed on a dedicated electrical circuit, as permitted by the size and characteristics of the room.
- Depending on the total load of the electrical circuit for the wall heaters one line voltage thermostat may be used for more than one wall heater that is installed in the same room, as long as the thermostat is rated for the total circuit load as well.
- Always consult the owners manual that came with the wall heater for specific information about required the required circuit and accessory thermostat controls and sizes.
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