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30A Breaker on 14awg wire. Legal?

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by jar546, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:17 PM.

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  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    I just ran conduit for a 2 HP 230V single phase motor using 14awg THHN wire protected by a 30A InvTime breaker. Are there any code issues with this installation?
     
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    just the impending melting wire and fire
     
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    No NEC at my desk here but at first glance that motor likely has internal OL protection so your golden.
     
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    You are correct. This is one of those situations that are perfectly code compliant.
     

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