What size breaker do I need for a 2 ton heat pump?
Besides, how many amps does a 2 ton heat pump use?
|AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP LOADS - TYPICAL|
|Amps @ 208 Volts 3 Phase|
Furthermore, what size breaker is needed for a heat pump? The wire is 8/2, and it is currently fed from a 60-amp breaker (and has been for the last 7 years since the house was built). The heat pump is 3 ton with 10kW of strip heat. According to the nameplate, minimum circuit ampacity is 74 amps, and maximum overcurrent protection device is 80 amps.
Also to know is, what size breaker do I need for a 2 ton AC unit?
As you can see, for the smaller AC the manufacturer specifies a wire size of 12 gauge minimum and a breaker size of 35 amps. Normally, for 12 gauge copper wire you'd need a circuit breaker of no more than 20 amps.
What size breaker do I need for a 4 ton heat pump?
4 ton 13 SEER heat pump condensing unit - max 45 amps and min 26.4 amps. I'd probably go with a 40 amp since you won't find a 45. 5 ton 14 SEER heat pump condensing unit - max 60 amps and min 34.5. Air handler breaker sizes for both above units are max 15 amps and min 5 amps.