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Posted on Electrician Question: EDIT: 5 hp 19.5 amp Balder, can I use 12-2 and double pull 20 amp breaker

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#1 posted 10-02-2012 12:40 AM

regarding the wire size, a 20A circuit (either 110v or 220v), usually sized to 80% of capacity, would be right on the edge of its ability to support that motor. any electrician worth his salt would, i believe, counsel that a 30A circuit and 10-2 wire be used.

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