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How do you install a 240v electrical outlet in a standard house?


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2015-07-16 18:57:23
2015-07-16 18:57:23

The installation is similar to that of a 120V outlet. The part you have to be careful with is getting the correct size wire and breaker.

240V is installed using 3 conductor wire (Black, Red, White). The Black and Red hooks to a double-pole circuit breaker. The white and grounding the same as a 120V system.

You actually don't need a 3 wire cable for a 240 volt outlet. The neutral more than likely will not be used and a three wire cable over a two wire cable adds extra costs to the overall job total. If you can afford it however, it is a good idea as then the outlet can be used as a split voltage outlet, and the wiring is pre installed.

There will be 2 wires for installing a 240 VAC outlet. One red and one black.


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