Circuit Breaker Or Overload For Single Phase Motor
Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:26 AM
Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:42 AM
You can use a 10 amp breaker but , the motor is drawing 8 amps and you can only put 80% of FLC on a breaker which in this case 80% of a 10 amp breaker is 8 amps. So you will be running right at maximum allowable current for a 10 amp breaker which may cause the breaker to get a little warm depending on how long you run the motor for. If it is running continuously there is a chance of nuisance tripping because of heat but most likely it will be fine. I would use a 2 pole 15 amp as long as your wire size is correct.
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