240 volt baseboard indicator light

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Old 11-03-07, 03:59 PM
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240 volt baseboard indicator light

I have posted about this before, but I now have a 240V indicator LED. I am trying to add a LED pilot lamp to a 240v 750 watt baseboard heater with a built in thermostat. I only want the LED to glow when the thermostat is ON. IS this possible to do? I have enclosed a link to the thermostat wiring?

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you have a 240 volt LED? most leds are around 3 volt rated. Be sure of what you have.

It would seem you have a 2 pole t-stat so this is simple. You simply attach your indicator to the load side of the t-stat. When the stat energizes, you have 240 volts.

Not sure what the nomenclature on your t-stat is meant to be though. Can you explain that a bit?
 
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baseboard heater

Yes it is a 240v indicator light as I had to search a good while to find one. The thermostat markings are L1 & L2 power in. The off I can only assume this means the thermostat is in off position and CYC I really don't know unless it means cycled on position.
 
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Measure between the OFF and CYC as you turn the thermostat up and down. I think you are going to find those terminals go from 0 to 240 volts as the heater goes on and off.
 
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check as joed posted. If you get the 0-240, then simply attach the leads to the load terminals (one to each terminal) and you should be good to go.
 
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