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# What is the recommended circuit breaker for a 220 volt connection to a 6' baseboard heater

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Depends upon wattage of baseboard. I would guess about 20 -30 amps. Amps = Watts/Volts. Example, 1500 watts/220 volts = breaker size of 6.8 amps (add 25%) The only breaker available is a 15 amp breaker.

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