What is code for AC disconnect?
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.
Also Know, what is an AC disconnect? An AC disconnect is also known as an air conditioner switch box or fuse box. It contains the controls for the main energy supplier of the air conditioner, like the breakers and fuses. Usually AC disconnects are found outside, with the end of the AC showing inside the house.
Regarding this, how far can a disconnect be from an AC unit?
This distance is typically described as within 50 feet (15 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.