SearchAsk us anythingarrow rightWhat can a 30 amp breaker handle?3,600 watt is supplied by a 30-amp outlet. The breaker on that outlet could trip up to 120 percent of the 3,600 watt load if it met code.Let's Get It Fixed!Our virtual experts can diagnose your issue (for free!) and resolve simple problems.Chat with a live expertChat nowCall 1 (855) 466-3948Call nowRATESHARECopy linkTwitterFacebookmagnifying glassLink copied to clipboard.SUBMIT AN ANSWERShop Recommended ProductsShop HomeX Recommended ProductsRELATED QUESTIONSWhat is a 30 amp breaker used for?The 15-amp and 20-amp breakers are used for baseboard heating, the 30-amp breakers are used for water heating, the 40- and 50-amp breakers are used for electric ranges, and the 70-amp breakers are used for air conditioning.What size breaker do I need for a 220 pump?A breaker size is recommended in the manual. A 15 Amp 2 pole breaker would be normal for a 1/2 HP pump. If the run is long, 14 AWG is sufficient.How many amps can a 40 amp breaker handle?There is a 40-amp circuit with a maximum output of 9,600 watt. 12,000 watt is equal to 50 Amps x 480 Amps.How much load can a 30 amp breaker handle?3,600 watt is supplied by a 30-amp outlet. The breaker on that outlet could trip up to 120 percent of the 3,600 watt load if it met code.How much can a 15 amp circuit handle?A 20-amp circuit breaker can handle 16 and a 15-amp circuit breaker can handle 12.What is the difference between a 20 amp and 30 amp breaker?"It depends" is the answer to a different question. The answer is, "No, do not put a 30 Amp breaker in place of a 20 Amp breaker because the wiring is most likely'sized' for the 20 Amp load and -may- overheat if a 30 Amp load is used with wiring sized for a 20 Amp load."