Fuse both sides of line?


Old 01-05-05, 09:23 AM
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Fuse both sides of line?

I was looking over a .pdf spec sheet on a wall oven I am thinking of buying. It says to "fuse both sides of the line".

If I use a 8g 4wire and a 40a breaker thats a fuse on the box side, so what does it mean to fuse the other side?

Is there a breaker junction box that's put in the wall next to the cable leading to the oven?
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Old 01-05-05, 10:24 AM
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It means to use a double pole breaker. I've never seen a situation where someone would wire a 240V range with a single pole breaker. My guess is that the range must be sold in other countries that have a 240 volt phase to ground system.
Old 01-05-05, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mcjunk
It means to use a double pole breaker.
Oh I guess that makes sense, but they give stupid instructions. I didn't even consider a single pole, and of course a 240v would have a 2 pole double 40a breaker.

Thus, both lines (phases) are fused, not both sides of the line.


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