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Double pole 30 amp square d breaker is getting very hot when i run my forced air heat - why?

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Not enough amps. Check your wire size and see if it's safe to up the size of your breaker without having to run new wires

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SOURCE: 30 amp 2 pole GE GFCI breaker pops on hot tub after hrs of use

I have seen circuit breakers trip at a lower amperage. It seems that they are weak. Generally circuit breakers run with 80% load with no problem, in your case 24 amps. I would replace the circuit breaker.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Need Alternate for Federal Pacific Breaker

Does the panel have room for the breaker?

Federal Pacific is a brand name panel and you may be able to find breakers at Home Depot, Menards, or Lowes if those stores are in your area. Bring the panel number to the store with you.

Here's a link for additional info:

http://www.baybreakers.com/catalog/Federal-Pacific-FPE.html

There have also been some recalls for these panel breakers. See:
http://www.philadelphiaelectric.com/recall__federal_pacific_breaker.htm

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My double pole 30 amp sqaure D breaker gets a little warm...

You need to check the amp draw on the breaker that is warm. The smell you notice is not normal. Use a temp gun to test the breakers for higher that normal reading. High temp is caused by high current or loose connection.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Gfi Breaker 2 Pole 20 Amp: installed 20 amp dbl pole breaker to hot tub. Keep...

When Working with Household Electricity you want to always keep in mind that the BLACK wire ALWAYS carries DEATH. What I mean by this is that working with a Single Phase Circuit (one that uses 120VAC) the only wire that should be carrying a voltage is the BLACK one, the other 2 wires (typically the White Neutral and Green Ground) should both be electrically connected to Earth Ground (usually by being attached to your water pipe.)

It is also possible that your hot tub may use more than 20 Amps.

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im going off memerory right now but i seem to recall that you may only be able to instal that breaker in the lower part of the panel maybe check to see if the buss bar is a little short to acomadate the 2 pole breakers i will check it out in the am sorry if im mistaken

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It is oil. It's used to extinguish the arc.

When a circuit breaker trips, there is an Arc of electricity made inside the breaker, due to the contacts.
The contacts are instantly brought away from each other.

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Oil, Air, and Sulfur Hexafluoride.

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I have a 2hp compressor motor that keeps tripping the breaker after about 5 minutes of use. i have changed the caps but it keeps popping the starter cap. is the motor just bad?


Our 2 HP Speedaire horizontal tank compressor is rated 115 / 230 volts at 24 / 12 amps, respectively. This means at 115 volts, a 30 amp circuit breaker is the bare minimum. That also means that the wiring should be #10 copper wires for short runs, but the next size up; #8 copper wires would be better connected to a 40 amp circuit breaker. Running at 230 drops the amperage requirement by half, to 12. A #14 copper wire is minimum for short runs with a double pole 15 amp circuit breaker, but #12 copper wires connected to a double pole 20 amp circuit breaker would be better choice.

If the compressor is cord connected (or even directly wired) with the minimum sized wires, it will likely a voltage drop problem unless very close to the panel. This problem is more pronounced as the distance between the circuit breaker and motor increases, or when smaller wires are in the circuit. All the voltage at the circuit breaker does not reach the motor, as it is lost as heat; so the compressor only sees 90 to 105 volts instead of the 115 volts it expects.

If the cords, connections, etc are getting hot, it is a tell tale sign of under-sized wires and /or poor connections. Once you solve these problems, the compressor should run "as advertised " because motors usually don't "go bad" but fail all at once. Unless you have a bearing problem - or there is a problem with the load itself (compressor).

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