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How many amps does a 50 gallon water heater use?

5000 watt elements are what most 50 Amp water heater will come with. Most breakers are not rated for that because it will be operating the breaker nearly 95 percent of the time, so no, that will not trip a 20 Amp breakers, however, it will be operating the breaker nearly 95 percent of the time, so no, that will not trip a 20 Amp

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