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How do you connect 240V wires for a stove?

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2005-09-28 21:56:11
2005-09-28 21:56:11

It never ceases to amaze me why someone will buy an appliance not knowing how it will work in their house. You have 2 options.. 1) Call an Electrician and have it done correctly, or 2) Try to do it yourself and burn your house down. That being said, you need 4 wires to connect a stove to the breaker box not 220 wires. If this is asked as a homework question, open the book, learn how to do it without thinking and I will feel comfortable working next to you!..pkazsr

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Check the manual that came with the stove. The elements lift and slide out in the same motion in a direction 180 degrees from where the wires are connect to the element.

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Bare wires!?!?!?! For 240V you need 3 wires plus ground. Red and Black are hot, white is neutral. Don't mess with 240V if you have no idea what you're doing. It's not safe at all.

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Two wires are hot and are usually Red and Black. Connect the white wire to neutral and green wire to ground.

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I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but you probably need to ask an electrician familiar with your service and what you want to connect. As a general answer, you can connect a 240v line to line resistive load like an electric water heater to any 240v source. If you also need the 240v to have 120v line to neutral, like a 240v electric stove that contains a 120v clock and oven light, then its possible if the 3 phase power is connected in a "high delta" configuration, and you connect to the correct leads. If you have a high delta service and want to ignore the 3-phase power service and wire most or all of the loads in the building as a single phase load, the utility may have to be consulted.

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Short answer: probably not. Longer answer: It depends on the size of wire feeding the stove, the stove amperage, and what you intend to connect to the new 15A circuit. If you just want to wire a light for the garage, sure go ahead. If you want to install a receptacle for a microwave oven, no way. Make sure you put a fuse to protect the circuit you are connecting.

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Sounds to me like whatever circuit you're trying to connect the oven to is not meant for the oven. You need the same wires to run back to the panel as the ones in your wall oven.

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Because they are "in-phase". In order to get 240v, you need two 120v Alternating Current lines that are 180° out of phase, that is, opposite phases. Only when one line is +120v and the other -120v will you see 240v between the wires.

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No, You will need to run an extra set of wires.

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Electric stoves require 240 V typically. A gas stove may only require 120 V.

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It depends on the situation and what the black and white wires connect to.

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To connect a three prong power cord to a stove, remove the back of the stove and take off the old cord using a screwdriver. Connect the new cord according to the wire colors with the screwdriver.

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The dryer is a 240v dryer so two of the wires are your hot wires, or the ones with power on them. One is your ground wire. And the forth is your neutral.

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No, you must break it down to a 120 volt supply.

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There are dozens of methods and products available to "connect two wires" Do you have specific application?

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In North America it takes two "hot" wires to obtain 240 volts.

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You have three feed wires on US residential service: 2 hots and neutral. These wires are connected to a 240V center tapped transformer with the neutral connected to the center tap. So, you have 120V between either hot and neutral and 240V between the hots. There is no neutral in this circuit because the load doesn't require 120V, it draws 240V directly from both hots.

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as long as the total WATTAGE of the bulbs is the same, you should get the same light and the wires will handle the load just fine.

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120v or 240v. 120v is one leg of the main panel, and 240 is two legs of the main panel. 120v is lights,outlets. 240v, dryer,stove.

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Wires just connect electricity cords/outlets.

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from the wires and they connect them

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If your electrical service is only 120 volts you have a problem. There is no way that you can connect a 240 volt cook top to that service. You have two options, one is to upgrade to a new 120/240 volt electrical service. Your other option is to find a 120 volt electrical cook top.


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