I'm considering a piece of shop equipment with a motor that can be wired as 110-volt (20-amp) or 220-volt (10-amp). I'm leaning towards 220v despite the additional cost of installing the electrical outlet.
The equipment vendor says the minimum circuit should be 15-amp. Initially, I was planning to request each leg be 20-amp (40-amp total) but after digging into this, I'm wondering if 10-amp on each leg would be sufficient considering the circuit minimum is 15-amp.
If I have the new outlet to power this machine wired as 220-volt, will the circuit breakers in the box need to be 15-amp total or 15-amp on EACH 110-volt leg?