**No you should not**.

## Can I use 2 30 amp breakers to make 60 amps?

A main breaker is the same as any double breaker in the box, except that it supplies power to each busbar. The answer is **no if you want to draw 60 Amps off a 30 Amp double breaker**.

## Can you combine 2 30 amp breakers?

**No.** **The breakers are sized for the wire that was run**. If you put two circuits into one breaker a single wire of the circuit (which was rated to carry 15amps) could now carry 30 before the breaker blows. This can lead to melting wires and fires.

## What is a double 30-amp breaker used for?

The Square D by Schneider Electric Homeline 30 Amp Two-Pole Circuit Breaker is used for **overload and short-circuit protection of your electrical system**. This breaker is compatible with Homeline load centers and CSED devices. The ANSI-certified and UL-listed unit is rated for 120/240 VAC and 10,000 AIR.

## How many amps does it take to trip a 60 amp breaker?

If it’s located on the higher side of the panel, expect a reduction of at least 5 amps in its total capacity. Don’t forget how long the electrical load lasts. The longer the load lasts, the sooner the breaker trips. Take note that it only takes **3 minutes of continuous 60-amp load** to trip a 60-amp breaker.

## Can you replace a 30 amp breaker with a 60 amp breaker?

Whatever operating margin that second breaker would allow continued current to flow to the load overrating the 30A conductor on that half of the circuit. So **do this right and install a 60A breaker and new wiring suitable for 60A circuit**.

## How many watts can a double 30 amp breaker handle?

20-amp 240-volt circuit: 20 amps x 240 volts = 4,800 watts. 25-amp 240-volt circuit: 25 amps x 240 volts = 6,000 watts. 30-amp 240-volt circuit: 30 amps x 240 volts = **7,200 watts**. 40-amp 240-volt circuit: 40 amps x 240 volts = 9,600 watts.

## What size wire can handle 30 amps?

10-gauge wire

“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].”

## What size wire should I use for a 30 amp breaker?

10

For a maximum of 30 amps, you’ll need a **wire gauge of 10**. The most common household item that requires a 30 amp circuit is a central air conditioner.

## What size wire do I need to run 60 amps 100 feet?

What size wire should I use for a 60 amp subpanel? You can get away with 6 AWG when you have a short run of wire, however, due to voltage drop, if you ever decide you want to go more than 100 feet then a **4 AWG** is the size you should choose.

## How many amps is a 60 amp double pole breaker?

Details

Breaker Type | Double Pole | Electrical Product Type |
---|---|---|

Interruption Type | Standard Trip | Maximum Amperage (amps) |

Mounting Type | Plug-On | Number of Poles |

Pack Size | 1 | Power Distribution Features |

Product Weight (lb.) | .68 | Returnable |

## What size wire should I use for a 60 amp subpanel?

Wire Size for 60 Ampere Breaker

What is this? However, some electricians hold the opinion that only **4 AWG** wires should be installed for 60 amp breaker panels. They reason that this 60 amp sub panel wire size is the gold standard for 60 amp subpanels. This is because 4 AWG can hold more amperage compared to 6 AWG.

## What are 60 amp breakers used for?

The Square D by Schneider Electric Homeline 60 Amp Two-Pole Circuit Breaker is used for **overload and short-circuit protection of your electrical system**. This breaker is compatible with Homeline load centers and CSED devices.

## How do you wire a 60 amp sub panel?

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Quote from Youtube video: *Goes to the ground or goes through the neutral wire they both ends up in the same place here at the main box. This is actually unbonded at the at the sub panel box we'll get to that in a second.*

## How many watts can a 60 amp breaker handle?

The amount of power that each circuit can handle is the number of volts (usually 120) times the number of amps. Therefore, that 60 amp circuit can handle **7200 watts**.