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A/C Disconnect

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A central air conditioner runs on 220 volts of electricity.  A connection must be made between the main electrical circuit panel in your home and the DSC00443condensing unit in order for the air conditioning to run (large grey wire).  A skilled licensed electrical contractor should complete the high-voltage wiring.  Inexperience in this area can cause electrical shock or damage to your equipment or property.

The photo at right shows how the wiring should connect to the fuse/breaker box.

DO NOT attempt to repair this component on your own!

 

FYI Tech Talk: Some A/C equipment have fused disconnects and some are breaker disconnects. Looking the A/C unit, if the data plate says “Max Fuse XXX”, that means you must use fuses (not a HACR – Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration breaker) because that is the way the unit was tested and listed.   

Home Inspector – Home Builder and Building Consultant/Coach

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