Furnace amp draw

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King

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I have a class B, so it may be smaller, but it measures 4 Amps running. (found this question)
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Gary RV_Wizard

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It will depend on the heat (btu) rating, which dictates the fan size and thus the amperage. A 35,000 btu furnace typically draws 8-9 amps. A 40,000 btu model would likely be around 10-11 amps, while a 25,000 btu model would be in the 6-7 range.

If you know what model furnace you have, you can look up the specs online. The  Ductek website sells most major makes and models and gives a pretty good description of each, including amperage.
 

3labs

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I have a 42500btu that draws 9.5 amps hope this helps

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It depends on the manufacturer and model.  Atwood 8500 and Suburban SF series pull higher amps because the motors turn faster.  82 series and NT series pull a little less.  DUO-Therm 659 series and older and Coleman furnaces are also slower motors and pull less amps.  (Note: Hydroflame 82, DUO-Therm, and Coleman are no longer in production this is just info for those who may still have them.)
 
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