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WhaT SIZE breaker and wire do I need for a 40amp 230 volt motor and what type of receptacle do I need

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You need a double breaker in Canada/USA 2 wire and a ground at #8 AWG Your local electrical supply often has a list or graphic of the different plugs that must be used for specific voltages and currents. You just have to choose either a twist style or a push in style.

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A #10AWG wire can be use and 40Amp breaker can be use also. Your 5hp/230V/1/60hz motor amp is 30A.

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if the unit has a starter on it there will be 2 terminals at the top of the starter connect the incoming wires two these terminals making sure that the 2 wires do not touch each other. If unit has only a pressure switch the wires should be tied to the terminals marked line , 1 wire per terminal please.

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Not all motors are dual voltage, the motor must state on th ename plate that it is dual voltage and can operate on 115

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