I have pool heat pump plugged to 30A outlet, with 10#
my questions :
following instructions on the plate, is it ok to leave this pump plugged to this 30A outlet (connected to 30A breaker) I mean is it safe or I must use 20A circuit, breaker 20A + 12# wire till the pump ( disctance 37' ) I don't have enoug space on my panel, so can I remove this 30A breaker and replace it with 20A ? (wiring as well )
I heard that if the heater is hard wired is better than outlet because of wattage loss, is it the only reason or is it safer also ?