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Question by Rome
Submitted on 9/19/2003
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I purchased a 3 horsepower 60gal 230v single-phase stationary air compressor. It does not have a plug. I suppose it needs to be hard wired. The nameplate on the motor shows the following:

VOLTS: 230
Use a time delay fuse marked "D"

My home was built in 1994 so I have 2 - 120v and 1 neutral wire coming into the service panel. I have done some wiring in the past, however, I still consider myself a novice.

The manual does not give any information on the appropriate wiring necessary to install it properly.

The wiring length from my electrical panel to the compressor is approximately 50 feet.

My basic understanding of what is necessary is a new separate circuit breaker in my existing service panel.  A wire from the new circuit breaker to a fused disconnect.  A time delay fuse inside the disconnect. A BX wire from the disconnect to the compressor power switch.

What will I need to do the job right? What size of circuit breaker will I need? What type and gauge wire will I need?

I thank you in advance for any assistance.

Answer by palmiter
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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