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Old 09-05-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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What size breaker is on your ac unit?

I bought a 2018 zinger 290kb off the lot, been having an issue with the air conditioner breaker tripping. It is on a 15 amp breaker, and the manual shows it can pull up to 16amps on start up. I had an electrician check it, and its pulling 13.3-13.5 while running. He told me that the wire was sized correctly for the load being 12awg wire it was rated for 20amps, bit the breaker was sized to low. He said that the NEC code was no more than 12.5 amps for a 15 amp breaker which is 80%.
So my question is what size is your breaker for your air conditioner? Did they screw up, or is the unit just pulling too much power due to a defect?
Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:33 AM   #2
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Sounds like the minimal axles and tires to save costs situation. 20 amp sounds more reasonable but I'm not an electrician. However I have run my ac and other small things plugged into a 20 amp circuit. Unfortunately I don't have access to my unit to look at the moment. Sorry.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:21 AM   #3
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What size breaker is on your ac unit?

My 2013 ZT260BH has a 20 amp
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:25 AM   #4
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The breaker on ours is 20 amp. 13.5 AC
Is your breaker panel using double pull breakers, or are they all single?
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:51 AM   #5
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Seems peculiar that the electrician didn't change the breaker or suggest that you should do it.
I'm not telling you what to do, but, if it were mine, I would replace that 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp.
Have you talked with the dealership you purchased it from?
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #7
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Checked mine: 20 amp
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:41 PM   #8
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Seems peculiar that the electrician didn't change the breaker or suggest that you should do it.
I'm not telling you what to do, but, if it were mine, I would replace that 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp.
Have you talked with the dealership you purchased it from?
He said he'd have to pick one up before he could change it. The dealership toldme that it was supposed to have a 20 in it. Crossroads told me that they didn't have any documentation on what breaker it should have.
They also informed me that it would void the warranty if I had an electrician change it. They said i would have to get a mobile rv tech to do it, or bring it in.
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I'd be throwing a 20A breaker in there no questions asked, beside how could they void the warranty, not like they have quality control to guarantee a 20 wasn't in there, hence the wrong amp breaker to begin with..
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how could they void the warranty, not like they have quality control to guarantee a 20 wasn't in there, hence the wrong amp breaker to begin with..



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