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#1 posted 09-06-2016 05:28 PM

The purpose of the breaker is to protect the wiring circuit from overload which can overheat and start a fire. It is not to protect the equipment connected to the circuit, that should have it’s own overload protection internal to the device. If the wiring for the 50 A circuit is available it could be used if it is properly sized and in good condition. If you’re going to run new wiring sized for the planer load then change the breaker to match.


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