Asked by: Maddalena Krawczykhome and garden home appliances
Can I replace a 40 amp breaker with a 50 amp?
Last Updated: 11th June, 2021
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Also question is, what size breaker do I need for a 40 amp circuit?
Range Wire Size Depends on Breaker Size As a general rule of thumb, you should size the wire according to the following rules: 10 AWG for up to 30 amps, 8 AWG for 40 to 50 amps and 6 AWF for more than 50 amps.
Additionally, how many amps can a 50 amp breaker handle? As evidenced by the linked 50 amp breakers, a 50 amp split phase 120/240 VAC service should be capable of 50 amps per leg, for a total ampacity of 100 amps combined.
Besides, can I use a 40 amp breaker for a stove?
our stove/oven has 40 amp breaker & rated for 12.5 KW . yes, if you add or need/required to use a 50 amp you will need to use at least 6 gauge wire. if you didn't the 8 gauge wire could get hot & the 50 amp breaker may not trip or click off because it is rated higher. always match the wire to the breaker.
Can I replace a 20 amp breaker with a 50 amp breaker?
Different question and the answer is "It depends". But in general the answer is "No, do not go and put a 30 amp breaker in place of a 20 amp breaker because the wiring is most likely 'sized' for the 20 amp load and -may- overheat if a 30 amp load is used with wiring sized for a 20 amp load."