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

Posted by davidro1 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 28, 11 at 20:32

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

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

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

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.

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