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It means that the 240 volts is connected directly to the device rather than being connected through an outlet. In some cases an electric box may be wired between the power supply and device and could contain fuses, breakers or a disconnect of some type. For example if you have an outside air conditioner there should be a disconnect box on a wall near the unit. The unit would still be considered to be hard-wired.

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