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Hi folks. I am installing a 30amp Eaton DPF221RP fusible pullout a/c disconnect, but Im using it as an appliance disconnect instead. It did not come with any instructions about how to wire it. I have quite a bit of experience with wiring, so I'm feeling pretty stupid right now.

Here's what I have:
30amp disconnect switch
Two fuses
10-2 UF line from main panel box off a 30amp breaker

There are 2 lugs labeled 'Line', but I have only one 10-2 wire coming in. Then there are 2 fuse holders, each of which is labeled 'Load'. There is also a small 'Equipment Ground Terminal'.

Are there usually 2 wires coming in for an a/c disconnect? And am I supposed to run only the hot wires through this box?
 

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Because I have a refrigerator in a detached garage and it was recommended that I install a method of disconnecting the power other than going into the house and flipping the breaker.
 

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Thanks for the advice. This one was only $11 at Lowe's, and it was suggested that I put 20amp fuses in it, but I can certainly go exchange it. But I still need to know if I should be wiring it only on the hot line.
 

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Update 8/14: Well, I've learned a lot from this forum..Special thanks to stickboy1375. Based on all the advice, I decided that the fusible disconnect was only a partial solution, so here's what I did. I installed a 30amp subpanel in the garage, from which I ran a circuit for the refrigerator, one for a switched outside light, another for interior switched overhead lights and another for 3 outlets spaced evenly around the interior. It was a lot more work, but in the end I am quite satisfied that I started this thread and listened to all your advice. Thanks!
 
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