Originally Posted by Photopilot
Piggybacking on this.
Where to find a double pole GFCI without breaking the bank.
My home is wired with a Double D panel so I would like a Double D GFCI. My search only shows Canadian websites advertising them. I plan on wiring into a solo box as I do not live in my house now but rent in another city but would like to install it into my home when I get to live there.
I have seen a 50A 120/240 Jacuzzi panel at Lowes for $79 with an electrical box which seems reasonable considering the outrageous costs of double pole GFCI CBs. The only problem is the box is huge and I would like to make this look nice or at least contain the whole package in a rack mounted computer case i have and not have a huge metal box just to hold one CB.
While I am at it how many Watts can a 30A 240V CB support? What are you doing that may need more than 30A Ed?
First, watts is calculated by: Volts X Amps = Watts.
So for your question: 240 X 30 = 7200.
I am going all electric... on a 50amp GFCI, I plan to run;
5500 watt HLT OR 5500 watt BK (not both at the same time)
1500 watt RIMs Heater
2 March Pumps
26 gigawatt Flux Capacitor
When I originally got the 30amp cord, may plan was to only run one or the other of the 5500 watt elements from it and have a separate 120v line into the panel. I decided to go to a single cord for the rig.