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Watts = Amps x Volts. Amps = Watts/Volts = 4.16. The smallest breaker in a house panel is 15 amps. You will need a 2 pole 15 amp breaker. On a # 14 wire you can load that circuit up to 12 amps.

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Q: How many amp circuit breaker is needed for a 1000 watt 240 volt electric baseboard heater?
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