clarification on range specs.


Old 12-01-06, 07:11 PM
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clarification on range specs.

How should I interpret three wire 120/240 or 120/208 volt, 30
AMP? I get the 30 Amp circuit
What does this mean "A four wire connection is preferred"? Does it mean 2 hot, 1 common, 1 grounded? What size wire would I need (12 AWG, 10 AWG?)?
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Old 12-01-06, 08:03 PM
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The range is a dual voltage unit. It needs both 120 volts and 208 or 240 volts.

If this is a new installation in the US you are required to run a four wire circuit. The four wires are two hots, one neutral (also called grounded or return) and one ground.

30 amps only needs 10 gage wire, but if this is a range, I highly recommend at least 8 gage, perhaps even 6 gage wire to allow for future expansion.

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