240V Wiring Question

Old 08-14-04, 04:29 PM
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240V Wiring Question


Had a new 240v line installed in our newly finished basement for what will eventually be a small entertainment bar/kitchen. It's hooked up at a separate box we also had installed, but there's no receptacle yet on the other end (don't worry the power in that specific box is off). I'm just putting a receptacle on the line but wanted to verify with the pros how the wiring should go.

The line has 1 red, 1 black, 1 white and ground.
Receptacle has markings for white, ground, x and y.

Is this how it should go...?

Line red -> x
Line black -> y
Line white -> white
Line ground -> ground

Thanks for the help!
Old 08-14-04, 04:31 PM
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I hope the circuit was designed specifically for whatever you are using it for. 240-volt circuits are not general-purpose.
Old 08-14-04, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the quick response!

Yes, it was installed for a small oven. The electrician contractor who installed the line left the receptacle specifically for that line. He had assured me that everything checked out okay with the oven that's being installed there.

Thanks again.
Old 08-14-04, 06:19 PM
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Make sure that this single receptacle you are installing has an amperage rating equal to the rating of the circuit breaker that serves it.
For example, if it is a 40A breaker, the receptacle must be 40A too, which would make it unusable for regular plugs.

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