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Old 06-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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You could run #14 AWG if you wanted.

Also, nobody ever does this, but a disconnect is required on the inside as well... just saying.
Ok I,ll bite ... This is a mini split ...never heard of that one ...

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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Ok I,ll bite ... This is a mini split ...never heard of that one ...
It's a motor, requires a disconnect inside at the indoor unit for service. Just like every other motor.

I install a 3pole toggle switch with an old work box to keep it clean looking
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It's a motor, requires a disconnect inside at the indoor unit for service. Just like every other motor.

I install a 3pole toggle switch with an old work box to keep it clean looking

it is a very low watt fan motor .... and since the disconnect outside would be "lockable" ( normal A/C disconnect ) i do not think it would need one inside ....
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it is a very low watt fan motor .... and since the disconnect outside would be "lockable" ( normal A/C disconnect ) i do not think it would need one inside ....
Most are 240v motors, what's the wattage have to do with it?

It's like saying the breaker on the panel is lockable so why install a disconnect at the AC unit.

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Most are 240v motors, what's the wattage have to do with it?

It's like saying the breaker on the panel is lockable so why install a disconnect at the AC unit.

should have said 1/8 hp or less ...430.109 (B) is where i was going .....


so give or take 100 watts ....
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440.14 Location.
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Ok here is what I have so far....I ran the 12/2 wire to the disconnect ( non fuseable) 30A Dbl pole breaker in the panel.

Now I have an electrical whip with 2 #8 thhn conductors and 1 #10 conductor. Is this the only wires that go to the outdoor unit.

the directions are kinda poor.

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The two #8 are the hots, the other is the ground.

The disconnect terminals will be labeled Line for the incoming power.
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One more question and Im good to go,it's probably stupid so don't laugh.

I purchased the electrical whip and it has one straight end and one 90 deg end. is there any preference which end goes on the unit and which goes on the disconnect.

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Not really. Most of the time, you'll want to use the straight out of the bottom of the disconnect and the 90 on the unit.

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