just go by the max circuit breaker size to be safe. I see what you are saying amperage requirement but max breaker size is what we go.I remember finding that page because I remember seeing the 17.1 min. breaker size and laughing. I think I have a few 17.3A breakers kicking around, but no 17.1A at the moment...jokes.
But yea, these numbers still left me guessing:
So the thing requires 20A (max? avg?), but that's also the "max" breaker size they advise? ..Huh?
Max Breaker Size 20 Min. Breaker Size 17.1 Amperage Requirement 20
And the "min" breaker size is... 17.1A, say what?
The "Amperage Requirement" says 20A (again; max? avg?) If that's the case I would immediately think it needs 10awg wire, because it'd be at the literal limit of 12awg (and well beyond the 16A at 80%), but then the appropriate size breaker for the 10awg wire would be 30A.
I duno if this is just the way hvac equip/industry/trade specs or "labels" stuff - I don't think it is; at least that is - when I see the actual information sticker on the unit it gives specs that make fucking sense to me, haha. Like any other specs sticker on any other electrical device.
"Spec sticker"? What the fuck is the name of that area on a piece of electrical equipment? 'Something' plate?
in the trades we usually call it a name plate but I'm sure there's a different name for it