What is an AC disconnect box?
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Also question is, is a disconnect required for air conditioner?
A disconnecting means is required to be located “within sight from and readily accessible” from the air-conditioning equipment. This disconnecting means can be installed on or within the air-conditioning equipment itself.
Secondly, does a breaker count as a disconnect? Article 100 Definitions. Disconnecting Means. A device, or group of devices, or other means by which the conductors of a circuit can be disconnected from their source of supply. This can include a switch, a circuit breaker, a cord and plug connection (sometimes), or a group of the aforementioned devices.
Also asked, how far can a disconnect be from an AC unit?
This distance is typically described as within 50 feet (3 meters), and in practice at most residential properties the disconnect is much closer (3-6 ft), on a wall or standard near the compressor/condenser unit.
Can a breaker be used as a disconnect?
When a circuit breaker is designed to also be routinely used as an on-off switch to control 277 volt florescent luminaires they are marked SWD, for switch duty. While circuit breakers can be legitimately and safely used as switches, the frequency and duration of such use is very limited.