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Forum topic by pontic posted 12-01-2017 01:53 PM 262 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pontic

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12-01-2017 01:53 PM

If I purchase a planer that draws 19 peak amps. Will it keep tripping my 20amp 240 volt circuit breaker? This will be the only thing running off it when the planer is in use.

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#1 posted 12-01-2017 02:13 PM

Almost certainly not. Breakers are designed to be slow to trip so momentary startup loads don’t routinely trip them.

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 02:18 PM

will probably be just fine. Yes start up requires more amps but normal running will not be anything near peak amps.

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 02:48 PM

sounds like a lot of amps for 240v usually its half for 240v ….but yes it will work fine …GOOD LUCK :<))

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#4 posted 12-01-2017 03:28 PM

19 amps at 240V is north of 5hp. That’s one beefy planer…

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#5 posted 12-01-2017 05:38 PM

Should be on 30A w #10s.

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#6 posted 12-01-2017 05:48 PM

19 peak amps is fine to go on a 20 amp circuit.

People routinely use appliances that draw 15A on 15A circuits.

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