I am wiring a new heat pump 50,000 btu, 208-230v ~60 hz. Plaque says 12a running current, minimum 20a circuit, max 30a.
My breaker panel for the pump is a sub panel running off the main with a 60a breaker. It currently only has a 20a circuit for the shed with one light, and one 115v receptacle, a 20a circuit for a pool light with GFI, and a 20a for the pump.
During electrician install, we asked for enough capacity to add a heater some day.
Are we good to add a 20 or 30a breaker for the new heat pump?
Am I good to just go with a double 20a with 12 gauge thn wire in a whip?
Looks like inside I'm just connecting the black and red to power and green ground. No white right? I have bare 8 awg copper to bond to the pump connector. Anything I'm missing?