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Rheem air handlers

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jimamoses
jimamoses Member Posts: 1
What size breaker do I need for a Rheem air handler model number 17J11NFH ?
Thanks

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,061
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    "Air handler" to me implies it could have electric heat strips in it.
    Could be none or several.
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,841
    edited June 2020
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    2P, 15 amp breaker if NO electric heat kit is used.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,526
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    Read the unit name plate the information is on there
    jimamosesCanucker
  • motoguy128
    motoguy128 Member Posts: 393
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    Breaker at the service panel or on the air handler itself? ON the air handler they are usually 30 or 60A depending if they have a heat kit and the size.

    At the service panel, the breaker is determined by wire size or the Maximum Circuit Protection required by the electrical label on the air handler... which ever is smaller.

    jimamoses
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,526
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    Equipment is supposed to be marked on the name plate MCA or minimum circuit amps determines the wire size. MOCP maximum over current protective device is your breaker or fuse size.

    jimamosesratio