Running 5 hp air compressor in shed electrical questions
I have a shed approximately 150 feet from my house. It is fed by copper 6 gauge wire from a 200A sub panel in my house to a 100A breaker panel in the shed.
I want to install a Ingersoll Rand 5hp 240V single stage air compressor out there. I happen to have a 40A breaker handy.
Is the 6 gauge wire large enough to handle the load of the compressor? Will the 40 amp breaker work? What gauge wire should I use from the breaker to the compressor?