How do you install a double pole breaker?
Thereof, how does a double pole breaker work?
When single-pole breakers are installed, they snap into one pole to receive 120 volts. Double-pole breakers snap onto two poles for a total of 240 volts. This causes the other half of the breaker to trip at the same time because the two halves are tied together by the single breaker bar or toggle.
Secondly, is a double 30 amp breaker 60 amps? A main breaker is a large-amperage double breaker, same as any double breaker in the breaker box, except it supplies power to each busbar. So your question is like asking if you can draw 60 amps off a 30 amp double breaker the answer is NO.
In this way, can I replace a double pole breaker with two single pole breakers?
Double pole breaker to single pole breakers. Note that if you decide to use the red wire again you'll have to return to the double-pole breaker. You cannot use two single-pole breakers for a multiwire branch circuit. Capping off the red is OK for single pole use.
Do I need a single or double pole breaker?
A single pole breaker is typically used with 120-volt circuits, 15-20 amps. They are constructed with one hot wire and one neutral wire. A double pole breaker is primarily used with a 240-volt circuit, 20-60 amps and consists of two hot wires.