QueenBee wrote:Same could be said about having multiple receptacles on a 120 volt circuit. Circuit breakers save the day thousands and thousands of times a day.
Two heavy-draw devices on a 240V circuit is essentially a planned
, deliberate and extreme overload at high power levels. Breakers save the day, yes that's their job. But still, don't take foolish chances. Breakers can and do fail. 240V devices by their nature are both high-voltage and high-amperage. While overloads of any type are to be avoided, they're generally more severe in the case of 240V circuits. And there's a difference between an incidental overload, and designing