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I'm using 10/2 wire with a 30 amp single pole breaker. how…

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I'm using 10/2 wire...

I'm using 10/2 wire with a 30 amp single pole breaker. how do I wire the breaker

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

New install

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Yes

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago
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Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Connect as follows.
1) black wire on breaker
2) white wire and bare wire on neutral bar
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
is this sufficient for a 4500 watt water heater
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

The voltage for the heater should be 240V and would require a 2 pole breaker and a different connection. It wouldn't be acceptable for 120V Check the heater nameplate.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 8 months ago

240V connections

  1. Black and White on breaker
  2. Ground to neutral bar
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