My Air Conditioner Keeps Tripping The Circuit Breaker.

  • Circuit Breaker

    If your air conditioner keeps tripping a circuit breaker, it means that the combined load of all the electrical devices on that circuit - lamps, TVs, whatever, and the air conditioner - is too great. What you need to do is turn off or unplug all of the other devices plugged into that circuit, and then try turning on your AC.

    Many Samsung air conditioners require that they be the only electrical device on a circuit. If you are having circuit breaker problems when you turn on your AC, you should assume that your AC unit has that requirement, and turn off or unplug all other electrical devices that are on the same circuit.

    If the circuit breaker still trips after you have turned off or unplugged the other devices, then the circuit can not carry the load put on it by your air conditioner alone. In that case, you will have to plug your air conditioner into a different circuit.

    In the United States, most Samsung window air conditioners require a 115 - 120 volt circuit that provides at least 15 amps of current. Some larger models require a 208 - 230 volt circuit that provides at least 15, 20, or 30 amps of current. You can tell what kind of circuit your AC unit requires by the kind of plug it has. Diagrams of the plug types and their electric current requirements are below:

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