A main breaker is a large-amperage double breaker, same as any double breaker in the breaker box, except it supplies power to each busbar. So your question is like asking if you can draw 60 amps off a 30 amp double breaker the answer is NO.
How many amps can a double 30 breaker?
This shows that each leg of 30 amp double breaker delivers 30 amps, and not 15 amps. . If a 30 amp double pole breaker was 15 amps on each leg, then a 20 amp double breaker would be 10 amps on each leg. And a 15 amp double breaker would be 7.5 amps on each leg.
Are two 30 amp breakers tied together?
So two 30 amp breakers (technically must be next to and tied to each other, or be a double wide double breaker) are needed to provide one 30 amp 240 volt or 120/240 volt branch circuit.
What is a double pole 30 amp breaker used for?
Double-pole breaker The 15-amp and 20-amp breakers often handle baseboard heaters, 30-amp serve water heaters and electric dryers, 40- and 50-amp are for electric ranges, and the 70-amp could serve a large air conditioner or a subpanel.
How many outlets can I put on a 30 amp breaker?
The NEC states that you can only have 30-amp receptacles on a 30-amp circuit. If its a multi-outlet circuit, you can have a 20-amp breaker protecting the #10 conductors and use 15amp and 20amp receptacles on the circuit.
How do you wire a double 30 amp breaker?
Installing a 30-Amp Double-Pole Breaker The cable powering the circuit should be securely clamped to the access port. After you strip an inch of insulation from each of the wires in the cable, connect the white wire to an available lug on the neutral bus in the panel and the ground wire to the ground bus.
What size of wire do I need for a 30 amp breaker?
10-gauge wire RULES OF THUMB “Twelve-gauge wire is good for 20 amps, 10-gauge wire is good for 30 amps, 8-gauge is good for 40 amps, and 6-gauge is good for 55 amps,” and “The circuit breaker or fuse is always sized to protect the conductor [wire].”
Can you double up wire for more amps?
Yes, if you put two wires in parallel, and the wires are the same diameter and length you can run twice the current through them, since each wire will take half the current.