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I am considering Phase as an alternative to LN2 for heavy runs, plan on Cascade..What size breaker does it require? also..110v or 220v?
 
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I give my cascade it's own 15 amp breaker, when having one built you should be able to get either 110 or 220V, 110V would be more common in NA.
    
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110 would be good..15A breaker..check.FTW is running cascade..check..TY.
 
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For a cascade?
You'd be best off with each stage plugged into a separate breaker.
While the compressor may draw 6-7 amps each, they can pull 15-20a for a ms when they start up. And that can trip breakers when the second compressor comes on.
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For a cascade?
You'd be best off with each stage plugged into a separate breaker.
While the compressor may draw 6-7 amps each, they can pull 15-20a for a ms when they start up. And that can trip breakers when the second compressor comes on.

For mine a dedicated 15 gets it done, although 20 would be better in case anything else gets plugged in. I had to dig a bit to find an outlet that didn't share with other outlets that were being used.

I haven't used to kill-a-watt with it yet, will have to try that tonight...
    
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Its the spike thats normally the issue, normally when the second kicks on and the first goes under load. It's amusing to watch on the kill-a-watt. ~2000W and such.
When I had time to work on 3 stagers, you'd really need three separate breakers. Ended up wiring up each table in my shop to its own breaker, and a few more for the 220's, the welder, etc.
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Nol is right but if you use a large expansion tank with a cap tube metering you can substantially reduce the start hit on the second stage.

I normally use over-sized tanks and one plug for a 10 to 15amp breaker and 110v.

That said you cant go wrong using a higher amp breaker especially if it starts tripping.

About 1/2 way down you'll see some examples of the large expansion tanks im talking about... http://home.comcast.net/~s.dumper/site/
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