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What size breaker for frig?

For a standard size refrigerator, a dedicated 15 amp circuit is used.


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The wire!! The breaker is there to protect the wiring not the device plugged into the circuit.


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You use the correct size breaker depending on the size wire in the circuit. If the circuit is wired with AWG #12 wire use a 20 amp breaker. If it is wired with AWG #14 wire then use a 15 amp breaker.


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Branch circuits are protected by the circuit breaker found in the electrical panel. Each circuit should have its one breaker. The breaker should be rated to protect the insulation of the wire, so you can determine the breaker size based on the circuit conductor size Example #14-2 should be protected by a 15 amp breaker


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In North America the smallest size breaker in a distribution panel is a 15 amp breaker.


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The size of circuit breaker you use for the plugs and geysers depends on the size of the house. Circuit breakers play an important role in homes in keeping electricity supplied.


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What size wire and breaker do you need for a 200 amp continuous duty circuit?

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