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If the 12,000 BTU A/C only requires 20 amps to run then yes you can use the same 12 gauge wire but you cannot change it to a 15 amp breaker. You will need to install a 20 amp double pole breaker. If it requires more than 20 amps you will have to replace the wiring and breaker.

Q: Can you use a double pole 15 amp breaker in place of a 20 amp single pole breaker for a 12000 BTU air conditioner?

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A 12000 BTU air conditioner draws close to 15 amps. While it technically can run on a 15 amp breaker, you may want to use a smaller air conditioner to be on the safe side.

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A 12000 BTU air conditioner draws close to 15 amps. While it technically can run on a 15 amp breaker, you may want to use a smaller air conditioner to be on the safe side.

if the nameplate says 120 volt, then yes. but might trip breaker if the circuit is overloaded and or only 15 amps

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at 230v it will use 5 to 6 amps

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12,000 btus = 1 ton of cooling ....... A 1 ton a/c unit will remove 12000 btu/hour

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