I am looking to install 2 1500W 240V electric heaters in a basement. I'm going to use 12 gauge wire for each heater but here's my question:
I'm aware that 12 gauge is good for up to 20 amps @ 120V but if you are using 240V, does that mean you can go up to 40 amps and run both of these heaters off the same circuit/wire? And if so, would I use a 40 amp double pole breaker?
If they need to be run on separate circuits, do I just need a 20 amp double pole breaker for each heater or 40 amp?
Thanks for your help.