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for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.

Hook the black to black, red to red, white to white, and green to bare. (Phase A to A, B to B, Neutral to Neutral, and Ground to Ground).

Your home probaly has type SE cable, two insulated conductors wrapped by a bare conductor in a single jacket. Connect the black conductor from the cook top to one of the insulated conductors, connect the red to the other. Connect the white and green ( bare) to the bare conductor in the SE cable.This is allowed by the code in older homes such as yours. It was never the intention of the code to make home owners tear out and replace wiring as they replaced equipment, even though some people would like you to think so.


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, de-energized.




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Q: How do you connect a 240V electric cooktop with four wires to the 240V service from the electric panel which is 3 wires?
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