40A circuit for a 50A rated appliance. Yea / Nay ?

davidro1April 28, 2011

Over in the appliances forum someone wrote:

"We currently have a 40 amp line. Do you think this will be adequate based on the specs?"

The appliance specs say:

Recommended Circuit Breaker - 50 Amps (40 Amps minimum)

I don't know what to do about an appliance that is either 40 or 50 (or more) .

Here is a link that might be useful: RE: Frigidaire Induction Range: 50 amp 'Recommended'

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A household range, rated at 12kW or less, is perfectly fine and legal on a 40A circuit.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 10:09PM
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Ron Natalie

It says 40A "minimum", that's all you legally need.

What you don't want to do is up the breaker and leave the existing undersized wire.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 8:24AM
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