# Frequent question: What size breaker do I need for a 15 hp motor?

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## How many amps does a 15 hp motor draw?

HP 200 Volts 440-480 Volts
10 32.2 14
15 48.3 21
20 62.1 27
25 78.2 34

## How do I know what size motor breaker I need?

You must size the conductors at 125% of the motor FLC [430.22(A)]. You must size the overloads no more than 115% to 125% of the motor nameplate current rating, depending on the conditions [430.32(A)(1)]. You must size the short-circuit ground-fault protection device from 150% to 300% of the motor FLC [Table 430.52].

## How do I choose a circuit breaker for my motor?

How to choose a motor circuit breaker?

1. Long delay current setting value—motor rated current.
2. Instantaneous setting current. …
3. The returnable time of the 6 times long delay current setting value ≥ the actual starting time of the motor.

## How much current does a motor draw?

Most motors are designed to a set amount of work, usually rated in either watts or horsepower (746 watts per HP). Watt’s law states that watts = volts x amps. If a particular motor needs to do 1 horsepower of work at 120 volts, it will draw about 6.22 amps.…

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## What size breaker do I need for a 10 amp motor?

Full Load Current: Three Phase AC Motors

Motor Horsepower Size Breaker
5 230V 460V 15 15
7-1/2 230V 460V 40 30
10 230V 460V 50 30
15 230V 460V 70 40

## How much load can a 1 sq mm wire take?

Current Carrying Capacity: 11 A 1.0 Sq.mm Finolex Electrical Wire

Brand Finolex
Current Carrying Capacity 11 A
Color Red, Yellow
Insulation Material PVC
Packing Type Carton Box

## How many outlets can be on a 15 amp circuit?

Generally, homes have eight to 10 outlets on a 15 amp breaker but not all are used at the same time. Lights and outlets are normally wired on separate branch circuits, which means that the lights will be protected by a separate circuit breaker to the one which protects the outlets.

## What is the standard circuit breaker size?

The standard for most household circuits are rated either 15 amps or 20 amps. An important note to remember is that circuit breakers can only handle about 80% of their overall amperage. That means a 15-amp circuit breaker can handle around 12-amps and a 20-amp circuit breaker can handle about 16 amps.