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How many amps does a 50 gallon water heater draw?

Most water heaters of 50 amper are supplied with elements of 4500 watts. In a circuit of 240 volts that is 4500 240 amperes 18.75, then, no, that will not drag a circuit breaker of 20 amperes, however, will operate the circuit breaker of almost 95 of its classification of 20 amperes and most of the circuit breakers are not classified for this purpose.




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