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Electrical Connections - GE AP12170-4 Use And Care Manual

Single and double element models side or top water connections residential 20–52 gallon
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Installing the water heater.
CAUTION: The presence of water in the piping and water heater does not provide sufficient conduction for a
ground. Non-metallic piping, dielectric unions, flexible connectors etc. can cause the water heater to be electrically
isolated.
Ground screw
Junction
Conduit
box
connector
cover
Wire connections
Water heater junction box.
NOTICE: This guide
recommends minimum
branch circuit sizing and
wire size based on National
Electric Code. Refer to
wiring diagrams in this
manual for field wiring
connections.
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Electrical Connections

A separate branch circuit with copper
conductors, overcurrent protective device
and suitable disconnecting means must
be provided by a qualified electrician.
All wiring must conform to local codes
or latest edition of National Electrical
Code ANSI/NFPA 70.
The water heater is completely wired to
the junction box inside jacket at the top
front of the water heater. An opening for
1/2" or 3/4" electrical fitting is provided
for field wiring connections.
The voltage requirements and wattage load
for the water heater are specified on the
rating plate on the front of the water heater.
Branch Circuit Sizing and Wire Size Guide
Total Water
Recommended Over Current Protection
Heater Wattage
(fuse or circuit breaker amperage rating)
120V
1500*
20
1700
20
2000
25
2500
30
3000
35
3500
3800
4000
4500
5000
5500
6000
9000
*Less than 1500 watts may be wired 14 gauge with 15 amp protection. Check Local Electrical Codes, as they will also apply.
Condensation
Condensation can form on the tank
when it is first filled with water.
Condensation might also occur with
a heavy water draw and very cold inlet
water temperatures.
This condition is not unusual, and will
disappear after the water becomes
heated. If, however, the condensation
continues, examine the piping and fittings
for possible leaks.
The branch circuit wiring should
include either:
Metallic conduit or metallic sheathed
cable approved for use as a grounding
conductor and installed with
fittings approved for the purpose.
Non-metallic sheathed cable, metallic
conduit or metallic sheathed cable
not approved for use as a ground
conductor shall include a separate
conductor for grounding. It should
be attached to the ground terminals
of the water heater and the electrical
distribution box.
Copper Wire Size AWG Based
on N.E.C. Table 310-16 (75°C)
208V
240V
120V
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
20
20
25
20
25
20
25
25
30
25
30
30
35
30
40
35
50
Additional information on this subject
may be found at
under "Library," scroll down to the
Technical Service Bulletins 1400 Series
Section and choose Bulletin #1402.
208V
240V
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10
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14
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