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automotive green vehicles# What size breaker do I need for a 7.5 hp air compressor?

Last Updated: 27th May, 2021

A minimum (nominal)

**breaker**is also 50 amps but can be increased to a maximum**size**of 100 amps. For the purposes of the**compressor**a 60 amp**breaker**should be used.Click to see full answer.

Hereof, what size breaker do I need for a 7.5 hp motor?

Re: **Wire** and **breaker size** for **7.5 hp motor** You need 50 **amp** rated **wire** with a 50-100 **amp breaker**.

Similarly, how many amps does a 7.5 hp motor draw at 230 volts? AC Motor Full Load Amperes

HP | 200 Volts | 220-240 Volts |
---|---|---|

5 | 17.5 | 15.2 |

7.5 | 25.3 | 22 |

10 | 32.2 | 28 |

15 | 48.3 | 42 |

Then, how many amps does a 7.5 hp motor draw?

32.4 amps

How many amps does a small air compressor use?

It has a true 5 HP motor that says it takes 15 amps 230 volts on the motor data plate. The compressor has a 14 gauge cord with a **15 amp** 230 volt plug on the end.