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Old 10-07-2011, 15:30   #1
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Wire Gauge for Air Conditioning Install

I'm installing a 120 volt 10K BTU air conditioner. About 15ft run. What's the proper wire gauge?
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Re: Wire gauge for air conditionee install

Use #12 even though #14 will do 15 amps up to 75 if I remember correctly.
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Re: Wire gauge for air conditionee install

Your 10,000 BTU A/C will draw about 10-12 amps AC. 14 gauge will be fine. Use a 15 amp breaker to protect that circuit.
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