2340 wire size for power to air compressor

by Jim Thomson
(Evansburg, Alberta, Canada)

I have an ingersol rand 2340 compressor. I have never started it and need to know the wire size and breaker size reqired. Motor is 5 hp 230V 60H. Thank You

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Are you speaking of the wire from the panel to the compressor, Jim?

If so, the size of wire (gauge) will depend on how far you are going to run it.

You might have a look at this site:

www.csgnetwork.com/wiresizecalc.html

Cheers,

Bill

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Nov 07, 2017
Compressor wire size
by: Bill

Pretty much the same answer as the previous post. See this page:

www.csgnetwork.com/wiresizecalc.html

Nov 07, 2017
Same issue on SS4L5 Ingersoll air compressor
by: Anonymous

I have a 60 gallon 5hp Ingersoll ss4L5 air compressor, I am running the wire about 4 feet. What size wire do I use and the breaker size? 220v, 60h

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