# What size breaker do I need for AC?

## What size breaker do I need for AC?

The breaker is sized for the protection of the wire and device. The disconnect must be sized larger than the current flowing through so that it doesn’t burn up, but is just a switch. If the AC unit says that it’s breaker should be a max of 20A, then use a 20A breaker.

**How do you determine breaker size?**

To calculate the breaker size, simply divide the adjusted wattage by 240 volts to find the rated amperage needed for your subpanel. Often, the result is not a common circuit breaker size. and you can simply round up to the next higher size of the breaker.

### How big of circuit breaker do I need for my air compressor?

Multiplying the voltage and amperage yields watts of power. You can read the tag on the motor of your system to determine the voltage requirements of your air compressor. However, you cannot size your circuit breaker up to the running current draw of 3.11 amps.

**How to find the proper size of circuit breaker?**

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## How to calculate the wattage of an air conditioner breaker?

If you see a normal household plug on it with three straight prongs, assume 120 V of power requirement. If you see a plug with two diagonal prongs and one straight prong under it, assume 240 V of power requirement. Divide the wattage number from Step 1 by the voltage number from Step 2.

**Which is the correct rating for a 50A circuit breaker?**

OCPD = 100% noncontinuous load + 125% continuous load = (1.00 x 30A) + (1.25 x 16A) = 50A Therefore, a 50A device can be selected. Although 100%-rated devices typically are not available in sizes this small, the permitted rating would still be 50A (16A + 30A = 46A; rounded up to 50A).