220 receptacles


Old 10-20-05, 01:06 PM
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220 receptacles

I am installing 2 appliances that require a 220 line in the same location. Is it possible to install a receptacle that will accomodate both appliances, or is it necessary to run two 220 lines from the circuit box ?
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Old 10-20-05, 01:12 PM
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The issue depends on whether they have the same current requirements and if you want to run them at the same time.

If they have the same current requirements and the same plug then you could wire one receptacle and plug in the device you want to use.

If they have different requirements than you need two different receptacles.

If you are running one new circuit, it won't be much more work to run a second new circuit at the same time.
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Lets say you have 2 appliances each wanting a 30 amp circuit. You should not run a single circuit at 60 amps to two receptacles. It is not proper to have a 30 amp devie protected by a 60 amp breaker.

You should run 2 separate circuits to the 2 receptacles.

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