Wiring in 240 30 amp


Old 03-27-08, 07:15 PM
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Wiring in 240 30 amp

Wiring in a 240 30 AMP receptacle to my panel. In my panel can I put the 2 pole 30 amp breaker in any 2 slots or does it have to be in specific slots. I have a GE TMC2410CCA 100 amp load center.
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Old 03-27-08, 08:25 PM
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Any two slots will automatically provide 240v to your c/b. Some electricians like to put the 240v c/br's near the main c/b (generally this would be near the top).
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Any newer panel will work as expected as long as the breaker is a true double pole and not a "skinny" tandem breaker. Older panels you need to watch out for.

You can always test it after connecting the breaker by measuring the voltage between the two hots, you should get 240v.
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The GE breakers are little more trickier than most of other breakers but however the 1 inch double pole verison this type of breaker you really have to pay attetion very closely other wise if you landed at wrong slot you will not get full 240 volts for your equminent as it needed.

i rather use the full double pole width anyway less headahce and issue with it.

there is few older breaker manufactors done the same thing as well i know FPE done that before maybe one or two other done it as well.

However there are some breaker boxes will not take twinners so double check the label on the breaker box i know there are quite few will listed not to take twinner verison at all.

Merci, Marc

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