Help with wire gauge and breaker size for condensor
I am trying to wire up a lennox ac condensor hs21-060-1p and am trying to find the correct wire size and breaker.
my wire run length is 50 ft
it says on the condensor my voltage is 208/230 v
its 1 ph 60 hz
its says min ckt ampacity amperage min 40.2
max fuse or ckt bkr 60
now i worked out id need a 60 amp breaker and #6/3 cable would this be correct as im doubting myself that
1. i should go with a smaller breaker to be on the safe side since i think its telling me 60 is max
2. i could use #8/3 cable but knowing #6 is safer
3. i tought for 208230 volt id need /3 wire as in 2 hots i neutral and 1 ground but when i checked the condensor wiring it looks like there are 2 big thick red wires for the 2 hots nothing that i can see for a neutral and only a screw to the chassis for the ground.
im afraid im a Brit in the USA lol and i get a lil confused at times with how you guys wire things lol so im thankfull for any help lol