What size amp should be used for a fridge freezer?
Most refrigerator/freezers are plugged into a kitchen receptacle on a 20 amp circuit. If you have something bigger you may find the information you need on the nameplate, which is usually a metal plate attached to the appliance in a non conspicuous location (back or underneath) with important electrical information.
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In the USA, a National Electrical Code specifies things like circuit breaker sizes. The purpose of the circuit breaker is to protect the wiring (which is usually in a metal or… plastic conduit, or in its own plastic insulation, and also is usually hidden in the wall, ceiling, or floor). The size of the circuit breaker (such as 15-amp, 20-amp, 30-amp) depends upon the size of the wiring. Wire guage sizes (in USA) are typically 14 awg (for lighting and light-duty circuits up to 15 amps), 12 awg (bigger than 14 awg, for power outlets as well as lighting circuits up to 20 amps), and larger sizes for special purposes. Most modern kitchens have two or more 12 awg circuits for the purpose of providing power to appliances such as toasters, mixers, etc. A 20-amp circuit breaker would protect a 12 awg wiring system designed to carry 120 Volts and 20 amps (amperes). For safety, you must determine the size of the wiring in order to decide which size circuit breaker will protect it. 15-amp circuit breaker for 14 awg wiring (which is easy to bend with finger tips) 20-amp circuit breaker for 12 awg wiring (which is hard to bend with finger tips) 30-amp circuit breaker for 10 awg wiring (which is very hard to bend with finger tips) The appliances and other items that you plug into an electrical outlet rely upon their own fuses or other design features for protection. The circuit breaker protects the wiring to prevent fire. This is IMPORTANT. Do not use a larger circuit breaker than the wiring can safely handle. AWG = American Wire Guage Smaller numbers are for bigger wires. 6-awg is about as big as a wooden pencil. 30-awg is about as fine as a human hair. I would add this: do yourself a favor, make 12 gauge wire your standard when putting in any new wiring (unless you are going higher than 20 amp circuit) . Don't mess with 14 gauge at all. The cost difference is peanuts.
A two pole 30 amp breaker is used to connect a three conductor # 10 wire cable to supply voltage for a dryer.
For a standard fridge, a dedicated single pole 15 or 20 amp breaker will do the job.
That is not home wiring. I would use 4/00 gauge. A 750MCM wire with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 500 amps. A parallel run of two 500MCM will give you 10…00 amp capacity.
A 350 MCM copper wire with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 325 amps. If the question is referring to maintaining a load of 300 amps then you have to up size t…he wire size because the conductor is only allowed to be loaded to 80%. A 500MCM copper wire with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 395 amps x 80% = 316 amps.
The wire size for 600 amps on a single wire 1250 MCM. A 1250 MCM copper conductor is rated for 645 amps with an insulation rating of 90 degrees C. This size of wire is too lar…ge to handle easily when it comes to the terminations. A service requiring 600 amps is usually paralleled or tripled which reduces the wire size which makes the wire much easier to handle. For a parallel service two 350 MCM cables are used and for a triple parallel run three 2/0 conductors are used. These conductors all have an insulation rating of 90 degrees C.
take amps x volts=watts
No larger than a child's hand (in my opinion).
For the 120 volt outlets on the wall use a 20 amp breaker wiredwith AWG #12 wire. The circuit must be GFCI protected. Any 240 voltoutlets must be wired according to what they …will be powering.
AWG # 1/0 copper or aluminum.
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Different manufactures have different freezer components. Check the appliance's nameplate to get an accurate amperage of the unit.
Neither for too long, in the fridge it'll melt, in the freezer it will be solid. Your safest switching it between the two every so often or just finishing it.
Yes, but it will make the food hot.
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Depends on how many amps it pulls and the size of the wire in thecircuit.