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#1 posted 01-27-2017 02:28 AM

Well, you can get away with a lesser amp rated circuit for two reasons, one is that they usually design in some overkill and two is because the start capacitors give a little delay. You really should only need the high amp draw on startup unless you are horsing the machine. I will say that it can sometimes be hard on the start capacitors when they operate just at trip amps, so it’s kind of not a good idea. It doesn’t just mean a change to a higher rated breaker either…you have to have the correct gauge wire running to the machine to support the amp load.

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