I have a situation where I need to change the A/C disconnect to a subpanel, so I can run a few circuits off of the feed. Does the NEC specify that the A/C disconnect need to be fused, or can it be a breaker? Basically, I want to take the fused disconnect out, wire up a 6 space panel and have the A/C directly connected to a breaker in the panel. The feed to the disconnect is a 60a breaker off of the main panel. I believe the condenser unit is 30a.
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