## What size breaker do I need for a 5 ton AC unit?

A 4 and 5-ton air-conditioner will likely need a circuit breaker rated 45-50 A connected with 8-10 AWG wire when supplied with 197-253 volts. The breaker and wire size will largely depend on the power consumption (W) of the air-conditioner.

**How many amps does a 5 ton 16 SEER AC use?**

A 5 ton AC draws 18.63 amps if it is 16 SEER.

### Will a 12000 watt generator run a 4 ton AC unit?

Champion Power Equipment 100111 15,000/12,000-Watt Portable Generator. You can’t go wrong with the Generac recommended for a 5 ton unit. The Champion Power Equipment 100111 is a cost-effective alternative with enough juice for 4 tons of AC.

**Will a 6500 watt generator run a 3 ton AC unit?**

Start it, nope. It takes 5–6 times the power to start a motor than to run it, and with your compressor, outdoor fan motor, and indoor blower motor, you are somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 watts.

## How many amps does a 5 ton AC use?

25 Amps

An average 5-ton air conditioner (with 10 EER rating) will run on 6,000 W. Such a 5-ton air conditioner will use 25 Amps at 240V. Examples of 60,000 BTU units are 4-zone mini-splits and 5-zone mini-split air conditioners.

**How many amps does a 60000 BTU air conditioner use?**

Air conditioners in the range of 5,000 to 6,000 BTU pull between 5 and 7 amps of power. In most cases, they are connected in a wall socket that is served by a circuit breaker of 15 amps.

### How many kw does it take to run a 5 ton AC?

If you have a 5-ton (50-Amp, 60,000 BTUs) air conditioner, you need at least a 20 KW generator.

**How many HP is a 5 ton AC unit?**

AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP LOADS – TYPICAL | ||
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SIZE | BTU | HP |

4 Ton | 48,000 | 4 |

5 Ton | 60,000 | 5 |

7.5 Ton | 85,000 | 7.5 |

## How many KW is a 4 ton AC?

The exact amount of Watts needed for a 4 ton air conditioner depends on the make and model of the AC unit, as well as how often it’s running. A safe estimation is that it takes 14,000 Watts, or 4 Kilowatts. If you’re using a generator, it’s best to use a 17 KW generator to ensure that you have enough power.

**Can a 5000 watt generator run an air conditioner?**

A 5,000-watt generator is the perfect amount of power for large RVs. It offers enough juice to power your entire kitchen, lights, and a small air conditioning unit or space heater without all that much power left over.

### How many watts does a 6 ton AC use?

AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP LOADS – TYPICAL | ||
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SIZE | BTU | Running Load |

4 Ton | 48,000 | 6 |

5 Ton | 60,000 | 7 |

7.5 Ton | 85,000 | 11 |

**How many watts is a 4 ton AC unit?**