A home circuit for a clothes dryer is 30 amps. This means that the breaker feeding the circuit must be rated at 30 amps. A # 10 copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 30 amps.
So to answer the first part of your question about the breaker the answer is no, the breaker must be changed to a 30 amp breaker.
The receptacle configuration of the 50 amp receptacle will not fit the four pin cord that comes complete with a new dryer. So the 50 amp receptacle can not be used.
If the 50 amp circuit is in a older home then the feeder cable might not have enough conductors in it. New dryer cable requires three current carrying conductors with a ground conductor also in the cable set. If the existing cable has three current carrying conductors and a ground then it can be used. The cable could be a # 6 depending on what was plugged into the old 50 amp receptacle.
Older set ups grounded the neutral conductor of the cable set to the frame of the dryer there by using the neutral return conductor as a ground conductor.
The electrical code has changed and this is not allowed any more and states that the ground wire has to be a separate conductor and it connects the frame of the dryer directly to the ground bus on the electrical distribution panelboard. Hence the new four pin plug that comes with every new dryer and the need of a new four pin wall receptacle.
A clothes dryer is fed from a 2 pole 30 amp breaker using 3 conductor #10 wire.
30 amp using AWG #10 wire.
You'll have to run completely new wire (size 10/3 copper) from a 30amp double-pole breaker and install a new type of receptacle at the machine. It can be done yourself if you have some wiring experience. If not, leave it to a pro. The most important part is using the correct size wire and breaker.
No you can only have one dryer on a 240v circuit and nothing else can be attached to it either considering your using a 240v electric dryer
Usualy 14 guage if you're using a 15 amp breaker. If you use a 20 amp breaker you can use a 12 guage wire.
Ionic hair dryers employ negatively charged ions that break down wet water into molecules and reduce them to a fraction of their size. The benefits of using an ionic hair dryer include that it works much better and it dries hair much faster.
The advantage of using a condenser dryer is that it does not need much electricity to operate and does not use up gas the way natural - gas vented dryers do. The water that is taken from the clothes can be used for other purposes. It takes up less space because there is no need for a vent.
240 volts. Using ohms law, at 240 volts, two 1300 watt hair dryers would draw a maximum of ~10.83 amps.
Electric dryers typically are 220 volts and need a 30 amp, 2-pole circuit breaker. A 15 amp breaker would quickly trip if overloaded with a dryer. You may need a wiring upgrade (to 10 gauge) and a new 2-pole breaker for 30 Amps. You should also not be using two separate breakers for one 220 volt circuit; they should be either one unit or two that have their handles mechanically connected together. Hire an electrician.
While you can physically do this it violates the Electrical Code. 110 Volt and 220 Volt receptacles are required by the Electrical Code to be on separate breakers for safety reasons, this would put them on the same 220 Volt breaker.
If you're using 10/3, then you may as well use a 4-wiredryer receptacle, provided that your dryer is rated for 30 Amps. The NEC in America actually requires this now.
No. Also it would be a moot point using a 20 amp receptacle because the breaker protecting the circuit will only be a 15 amp. If you use a 20 amp breaker then make sure that the wire size is #12 and that you remove the 15 amp receptacle from the circuit as it will be not rated for the new 20 amp current.
The USA Asko combo series runs on 110V, which is unusual for a clothes dryer. A USA dryer usually runs on 220V and has its own dedicated circuit breaker, but the Asko can run on a standard household outlet which probably shares a breaker with other outlets in the house. A clothes dryer takes a lot of current. According to the specs on most Asko combos I looked at online, your unit probably uses close to the maximum current your breaker can handle. If you are using other electrical devices at the same time, you will blow the circuit. It may even be the use of overhead lighting if it shares the same breaker. One more thing on Asko: According to many of the online reviews, the 110V combos have a tendancy to have overheating problems in the wiring when using both washer and dryer simultaneously. I would suspect that this is due to not cleaning the lint screens, so be diligent. A dirty lint screen causes the dryer to work extra hard and draw more current.
It has to be wired by an electrician using half the circuit but it will work. <<>> There are a couple of values needed before this question can be answered correctly. The amperage or wattage of the dryer should be given. With this information, the type of plug that is on the dryer can be identified. If it is a standard parallel blade 15 amp plug a conversion can be made. If it is 20 amp plug then wire sizing comes into the calculation. If the 250 volt receptacle is for an existing 30 amp dryer then the breaker needs to be changed for proper protection. Please restate your question with the values added in the discussion page of this question.
The main and only advantage of using a split receptacle is the ability to use two 1200 watt appliances on the same duplex outlet. If the receptacle was not split the total wattage would be 2400 watts. Amps = Watts/Volts. 2400/120 = 20 amps. This load would trip a 15 amp circuit breaker.
If you're using a GFCI breaker then the entire circuit will be protected by just the breaker alone. Every receptacle, switch, etc on that breaker will utilise the GFCI protection. You may have problems with it tripping if you plug in a motor (vacuum, etc) on the circuit.
At the service panel (breaker box) you'll need a double-pole breaker rated for the dryer (probably 30 amp) and run two "hot" wires (red & black) using 10/3 w/ground cable. The neutral (white) and ground (bare) are just like standard 120V connections.
The very first thing to do is safely unplug the blow dryer. I would then examine the dryer to see if water got to the inside of the blow dryer. If you find that water got into the inside I would personally pitch the dryer for fear of a later electrical shock when using it. If moisture get into the heating element, it could cause a shortage in the dryer when using because moisture could be trapped within it. If no water got into the inside for sure, just dry it off and let it dry for a day and use it again. If you are not sure, I would rather be safe than sorry. Get another blow dryer. You can buy quality hair dryers at a reasonable price at <ahref=http://www.blowdryerhair.com> blow dryer </a>
You probably have something else running off of the same fuse that you are trying to run the hair dryer on. Try using a different outlet and this should fix the problem.
More than likely, you are getting them wet. Most hair dryers have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) devices, and that is why the plug is so big. However, on most, it is a single-use device. So it protects you one time from electric shock and then renders the hair dryer useless. There is a metal screen in the end, and it is wired to the GFCI. So try to avoid touching the hair dryer all the way to your head. There may be other possibilities like buying shoddy hair dryers or getting too much electricity to the outlet. Here are some things to try to stop burning out hair dryers: 1. Don't let the metal in the end of the hair dryer touch your hair or body while using it. 2. Keep the hair dryers dry and away from water at all times. 3. Always unplug it when not using it. 4. Install a GFCI outlet in the bathroom if you don't have one there already. 5. Get a voltmeter and test the outlets. Call the power company if it is too high. 6. Get a quality hair dryer.
Depending on what type of fittings you're using, you either push the hose into a push in fitting or you wrench them on. Which air line and which dryer yours has would be helpful to know here, as there are several different types of air dryers, and more than one hose connected to them.
An alternative to using a fuse is to use an electrical circuit breaker.
I recently watched the movie "This Modern Age"--made I believe in the early 1930s, and there was a scene where Joan Crawford's character was using a blow dryer much like the ones used today. I was amazed...I had to rewind the movie and see it again to finally believe it. I thought blow dryers came out in the 60s or so.
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All major electrical appliances these days have a ground already incorporated into the plug. Assuming your house is properly wired, the outlet you are plugging your dryer into will be grounded. If you are trying to plug a newer dryer into an older outlet that only allows a two pronged plug, you will need to change the receptacle and create a ground yourself. There are several ways to do this, such as running a wire to an existing ground or using a water pipe, but it's best to contact an electrical contractor and have him do this.