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Old 01-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what size breaker and wire size to use for 500watt/240volt baseboard heater. I think it's a 12-2 wire and a 15 amp. breaker, can anyone please confirm or correct.
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500 watt isn't much. That would be plenty on a 15 amp@240 volts.

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You didn't say, but if that heater is the only load on the circuit, then 14 guage
wire and a 15 amp c.b. will be more than sufficient.
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