Question about Heating & Cooling
It shouldnt matter what orentation the wires are,each one is 110 volts from both feeds, together they make 220 volt.the differant colors are just for idenification of the cable at each end
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Electrical - Air Conditioning
Ben, you are on the right track. To upgrade the breaker, first look at the main house breaker panel and determine if allowing more current through main breaker will be taxing it too highly (will 20 more amps exceed my main breaker limit...what is the main breaker current trip at?) Then look at the wire size leading away from the 40 amp breaker to outside. If it is 6 gage copper or 4 gage copper-clad aluminum wire, you are ok to upgrade. Any smaller wire size could be unhealthy.
Posted on Sep 04, 2007
SOURCE: wiring a heat strip
DO YOU MEAN FEED IN OR FEEDING HEATING ELEMENT . I ASSUME YOU MEAN TO FEED FROM PANEL THE ANSWER IS YOU MUST RUN 2 CIRCUITS OF 3-cond #6 copper to unit connect the feeds to one breaker and the other circuit to the other breaker the neutrals connect to lug provided or purchase them and frame gnd to case , i would not recommend anything except copper as most mfg do not rec aluminum because on the heating and cooling of the unit and conductors
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
SOURCE: I have a 220v 100
your a/c uses the blower motor from the heater to distribute air check for loose wire connections that will raise amperage and also make sure you have the right size wire to each unit 40 amp should have 8 awg(copper) wire and 60 shouldbe 6 awg i think if the wire is to small=heat= higher amperage
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
You're unit is a 31/2 ton according to the numbers.Normally, breakers will only be in a half way posistion when tripped. Yes, under most conditions, the fuse will blow before the breaker trips. I have seen this many times, the breaker may be weak, burned, loose wires and so tighten wires, check the condition of the breaker.It sounds like the breaker even though it is 60 amps, is the problem and you should replace it with out hesitating. This will solve you're problem. When you pull the breaker out, look at the metal clips that snap in on the buss bar to see if they have been overheating.And the buss bar its self. You will know. I am sure this will take care of you're problem. Good Luck,
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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Let me see if I have this right. Your heat pump keeps triping the breaker that is going to your airhandler. The Heatpump is on its on breaker and can not trip the breaker on your air-handler. However, the 40 amp breaker is to you heat pump its self (the outside unit). The thermstat is not the porblem as all it does is call for heat or cool. The problem can be one or a cobination of three things the contactor, the run capcitor or the breaker is weak.
The first thing I would do is replace the breaker as if it has tripped more than twice it needs to be replaced. Then I would look at the contactor, it is located underneath the service panel it will have some low voltage wires on the sides and a black and white wire running to it from the disconect box. If you notice the contacts are chared (little copper points in the middle of the contactor) I would replace it. If the contactor looks good I would remove the capcitor (carefully not to touch to contacts at once as they hold a charge) and take if to the local parts house and have it tested.
I hope that I have asnwered you question and you are able to take care of the problem. Thank you for using FIxya and do not hesitate to ask more questions.
Posted on Mar 09, 2011
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