What size wire do you use to install a 30A breaker for a 240V receptacle for use with a 240V air conditioner?

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Can a 240V 15A outlet used for a washer be converted to a 240V 30A outlet for a dryer?

s for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains supplies Conversion Dangerous and NOT Recommended Ummm no. If you did try to do it, you'd have a pretty good chance of burning your house down. More Information: I want to say "no" you can't do this based on what you've told me. What mat (MORE)

What can you do if have no 240V outlets and a 240V air conditioner to plug in?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . An appliance designed for 240V absolutely must have a 240V outlet installed for it; there is no way to properly power it with 120V. If you aren't able to install a 240V outlet yourself, you should contact an electrician (MORE)

What is involved in installing a new 240V breaker in the main breaker box so you can add a 240V receptacle?

for USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service. You are going to need a number of things: * A 240V double-pole breaker of the right size for your load, (Don't try and use two single-pole 120V breakers!) and the right type for your box (SquareD breakers for SquareD boxes, GE (MORE)

If you have 240V going to a panel can you wire two 120V breakers for a 240V appliance?

Overcurrent devices cannot be doubled up for higher voltages. You need breaker designed for 220V. While you are technically correct, you need the 220V breaker because it is designed so that you always get 220V from the two phases (as opposed to 0V from one phase) and so both "breakers," so to speak, (MORE)

How do you install a 240v wall receptacle right next to the breaker box for a new welder?

This is a very simple procedure, but the fact that you ask the question indicates you should get an electrican to do this simple job. The installation is fairly simple. Its the calculations involved (for proper wire size, overcurrent protection size, etc) that require some electrical knowledge. I'm (MORE)

How do you install a 240V 20A breaker and receptacle with 1 hot 1 neutral and 1 ground when there are 2 hot wires and 1 neutral?

for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. The receptacle you are trying to use is the wrong one in this application. There are 2 different types of receptacles for 240 volts: "2 hot,1 ground" and "2 hot, 1 neutral, 1 ground". Please get a professional to help you with thi (MORE)

What wire should you use for 240V?

Answer . \nThis question raises many others. Are you wiring in an office, a barn, or a house? Is the application to wire a pool pump, sump pump, an air conditioner,\nan oven, a heater, or what? Where is the appliance located? Is it new or\nexisting? Is it installed and grounded? How far is (MORE)

How do you change a 4-wire 240V plug for a dryer to a 3-wire 240V plug for a welder and which wires do you use?

Answer . \nThe existing 4 wires meaning Red, Black, White, Bare? Red and black are "hot" (using 120V from each phase of your service entrance), white is neutral, and bare is ground.. Answer . Ground the bare or green wire to the electrical box then use red and black as your hot wires and whi (MORE)

Where can you find a book for residential wiring using 240V?

This kind of question scares me. Electricians are professionals and went to school to learn how to do this without a book in our hands. Please for the sake of your Family and neighbors hire a pro. The sales people at Home Depot are probably not Electricians! Answer Each country has its own ele (MORE)

How do you convert a 120V receptacle to a 240V receptacle for an air conditioner that uses 240V?

Answer . \nA "110" volt outlet cannot be converted to a "230" volt outlet. A 230 volt outlet requires a new wire run to the outlet rated for the appliance you plan on plugging into it. Example an airconditioner that requires a 220 volt 20 amp circuit would have to have a 12/3 w/ground wire run t (MORE)

If you have a 2 pole circuit breaker box and cannot get your 240V electric dryer to work should you place 30A on both sides of the box if you purchased a 30A receptacle that reads 125v250v?

Answer for trained people: . There is one mistake that a knowledgeable person can make, and wonder why it doesn't work. This happens in some breaker boxes if you place a skinny 240 volt breaker filling an odd location (counting down vertically) and the next even position below that. When this happ (MORE)

If you have a 240V dryer and installed 30A breakers on both sides of the line reads 120 and 120 how do you get 240 and you have a receptacle that reads 30A 125250 and still does not work?

Answer . you do NOT put two 110v breakers in. you put 1 two pole breaker in. the panel is designed to give you 220v off one side OR the other side if you use a 2 pole breaker on one side or the other side.. Answer . If you look at both 120V lines on an oscilloscope you will notice that they (MORE)

How do you wire a 3-wire 240V 15A pump motor to a GFCI receptacle or GFCI breaker?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . Don't know if there are any 240V GFCI receptacles so I vote for a 240V GFCI breaker which would be 2 pole. The pump should have two colored wires and a white. White goes to the neutral bus and the two colored wires go to (MORE)

What is a reasonable price for an licensed electrician to install a 240V 30A receptacle in the garage for a dryer 10' from the panel in San Diego California?

Answer . Whatever the market will bear. If a guy is charging too much, get someone else. The real issues are things like accessability and how much space is in your breaker panel and how large is the electric service into the house. If your breaker panel is full and you need more space the electr (MORE)

If your generator has a 4-prong 240V 30A receptacle 8500W peak and your stick welder has a 3-prong 240V plug how do you make this work?

Answer . Before you follow any of these instructions, make certain that you check with the documetation that came with the generator, since I can't be certain of what your generator is doing.\nThe following assumes that the generator provides 220 output and is NOT 3 phase.\nIf it's 3 phase, all o (MORE)

If your air conditioner is 120V but the outlet is 240V can you convert from 240V to 120V and how?

\n. \nIf the 220V circuit is dedicated, is to derate the circuit to a dedicated 110V outlet. Replace the 220V breaker with a 110V breaker and install a 110V outlet in place of the 220V outlet. If the original circuit was 20A or greater go with a 20A breaker and a 20A outlet as Airconditioners are (MORE)

How do you wire a 4-prong 240V 30A outlet to a 3-wire sauna heater that needs 240V 15A?

Answers ONLY for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains supplies . Apples and Oranges . You are not allowed to change a four-wire outlet to a three wire outlet. You can change a four wire cord to a three wire cord. That is VERY different!. Answer . I have answered this ques (MORE)

How do you rewire a European 240V welder to work on US 240V?

The following is an educated guess. 240 Volts is 240 Volts. Unless the equipment inherently depends on some aspect of the frequency for operation [50 hertz instead of 60 hertz], it should work if you simply change the plug. WHY NOT CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER FOR ITS ADVICE?!

What size wire do you need to use to run a 240V plug for your electric stove?

Answer . \nnumber 8 wire is rated for 40 amps,\nnumber 6 wire is rated for 50 amps\nYour stove manual should tell you, for that model stove, you could also look at the plug on the back of the stove, draw the pins on a sheet of paper, take the sheet of paper to the supply house with you when you (MORE)

If the appliance using the receptacle is 15A can the 30A breaker be replaced with a 15A breaker?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nSure, if you want to keep resetting it. To be safe change to a 20 amp and make sure the wire is no smaller than 20 gauge....pkazsr\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nTo recharacterize your question, you asked, "Should an electrical appliance be interupted by a circuit breaker d (MORE)

How do you get 40A when installing a tankless water heater with an existing 240V line with a double pole 30A breaker?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . Getting 40 Amps . First, you'll need to run a set of heavier wires from the wall outlet for the water heater back to the main breaker panel - the longer the run is, the heavier the wires will have to be. The wires must (MORE)

If you replaced a table saw motor from a 2 HP 120V 30A to a 3HP 240V 15A Is the existing 14ga wiring on the saw okay to use or do you need to upgrade to a heaver wire?

Answer . \nThat's right on the cusp. 15 amps is the maximum draw for 14 awg wire. I'd upgrade to 12 awg to be safe.. Answer . \nUnless you know exactly what you are doing, go no further! There is a big differenc between 120 Volt wiring and 240 Volt wiring. You run the risk of burning up t (MORE)

If you had a wall AC unit that ran on 240V and you got a new one that runs on 120V how do you change the wall receptacle outlet wiring to be able to run 120V instead of 240V and how about the breaker?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nThere are several factors: the outlet configuration and connection, the supply wiring, and the breaker.\n. \nIt has been suggested that:\n. The 240v gauge wire may be thicker than the 120 volt gauge. The 120 is 12 gauge and the 240 is probably at least 10 gauge. The wire (MORE)

What size wire do you use to install a 60A breaker for use with a 240V air conditioner?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . By asking this question you are probably not quite ready to take on this particular task. The correct answer to your question will depend on the distance from the breaker panel and exact location of the air conditioner u (MORE)

Can 240V ground be used as a neutral?

Answer . No. Your ground and neutral must be seperate.. If you are working on old work you can install an ungrounded outlet, but that can be dangerous if something goes wrong. It is not legal on new work. Also you can't use a bare ground wire as neutral as it has no insulation. The bare wir (MORE)

In hooking up a 240V Air Conditioner you have four wires but only three on outlet What three go on receptacle Red Black White Copper?

Answer . For a 240V with ground outlet you will connect black (hot) to one brass screw, red (hot) to the other brass screw, and bare (ground) to the green screw. Cap white (neutral) with a wire nut. It is for 240/120V appliances.\n. \nIf you don't fully understand this buy a book. This is a (MORE)

How do you install 240v 20 amp outlet for wall air conditioner?

You should probably have a qualified electrician do this.. Be sure to be extremely careful if you chose to undertake this.. As a homeowner, you can do this yourself and take out the necessary permits.. To do this, you will need to install a double breaker (one with the bar across the two switched (MORE)

What size wire do you use to install a 40Amp breaker for a 240V receptacle for use with a 240V range?

For USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service. If you had to ask this question here you need to learn more about your local wiring code re all the items you must use for a new household AC power range circuit. Serious home fires can result from incorrectly installed new ci (MORE)

What size awg do you need to install a 240v rec on a 50a breaker?

8.. It is better to error on the next large size. # 8 THHN 90 degree wire is rated at 45 amps. If there is a possibility that the breaker is connected to a 50 amp load the wire will be undersized. A #6 wire is rated at 65 amps. For continuous use, a load factor of 80% has to be applied. 65 x .8 = 52 (MORE)

Why 11kv when 240v is generally used?

A high voltage of 11 kV - 33 kV is used for electricity transmission in order to reduce loss of power due to resistance. This is because, using a lower voltage would mean a higher current, raising resistance.

What gauge of wire is needed for a 30A 240V dryer?

10 awg would be required for a 30A circuit. . As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a t (MORE)

How do you run a 240V line for an air conditioner?

As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. . Before you do any work yourself on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, (MORE)

How do you connect a European 240V appliance 3 wire plug with black and blue and green wires to a US 240V circuit?

European wiring has two principal colour schemes: On appliances from the last 40 years, and recent fixed wiring: Live: Brown; Neutral: Blue; Earth: Green with yellow tracer On older appliances, and in older fixed wiring: Live: Red; Neutral: Black; Earth: Green OR Green with yellow tracer. (MORE)

How do you wire a 15 amp breaker for 240v?

A single pole 15 amp breaker can only be setup for 120v. You need a double pole 15 amp breaker, which looks like two 15a breakers attached with a bar across the two actuators. Each leg provides 120v, or in the case of your breaker, 240v across the two legs.

Your air conditioner is 240V but the outlet is 120V how can you make the outlet 240V?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. To run your air conditioner you must run a new circuit for 240 volts including the correct size breakers, wiring and receptacle. You can keep the existing 120 volt branch circuit and receptacle for other appliances. A (MORE)

How do you activate 240v coil using a 240v contactor?

The coil can be operated by taking one leg of the 240 volts from the top of the contactor and connecting it to one terminal of the coil. Take the other leg of the 240 volts from the top of the contactor and connect it to the device used to turn the contactor off and on. From this switching device ta (MORE)

What size wire do you use with a 30a breaker for house receptacle?

Use a 10 AWG wire when a circuit is to be driven by a 30 Amp breaker. As with all home electrical projects, make certain that you understand and follow all local codes regarding any modifications that you are performing. If you have any questions, contact a qualified electrician or competent handy (MORE)

Which wire used single phase 240v 6.5kw load?

I = W/E. Amps = Watts/Volts = 6500/240 = 27 amps. A #10 copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 30 amps. If the load is continuous the conductor can only be loaded to 80% of its capacity. 30 x 80% = 24 amps which is too low for your load. Move to the next size wire whi (MORE)

What size circuit breaker is used for an air conditioner?

The breaker type be it a single pole or double pole will depend on what voltage the air conditioner operates on. Once the voltage is established, the sizing of the breaker depends on what the current draw of the air conditioner is.

What size wire should be used for a 2000 watt 240v electric heater?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supplyservice. Wire size is based on the amperage that the device draws. To findthe amperage of any device use the following equation, Amps =Watts/Volts 2000/240 = 8.3 amps. A #14 copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C israte (MORE)