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Would replacing an old 15 amp breaker stop the air conditioner and fan from throwing the breaker?

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2011-06-03 22:37:47
2011-06-03 22:37:47

What size is the AC? Look at the power consumption rating of the AC unit; if it pulls anything close to 15 amps, a new breaker will not solve your problem.

There should be an information panel that shows the current draw of the AC. If the AC pulls more than the breaker can handle, you need to re-wire the outlet for the AC. You can't safely just replace the breaker with a larger one since that would result in a fire hazard.

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Need more information. It doesn't seem rationale that they are protecting the same circuit unless you are substituting one for the other for a test. A unit like an air conditioner may have multiple breakers and a higher value breaker may trip because the load it is connected to is drawing current in excess of the rating of breaker.


No. You wouldn't want to set up your air conditioner so that it can't trip anything. That would defeat the safety feature of a circuit breaker and probably result in a fire. However, in a typical situation I doubt your air conditioner could actually black out the building's power. Most likely it's not the only culprit, and anyway, the only breaker that it should be able to trip is its own, not the main. If it is tripping the main breaker before its own, the building service is overloaded. The best and safest solution is to have the service evaluated and/or corrected by a professional electrician.


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