Electric Heater modifications

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Old 01-23-12, 02:26 PM
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Electric Heater modifications

Hello,

I have a new 240V electric heater which comes with a 6ft. 3-wire cord. The sub panel in my garage has the nuetral and ground separate, therefore requiring a 4-wire cord. I have a 240V outlet (4-wire) installed in the garage. My question is can the electric heater be modified from a 3-wire cord to a 4-wire cord? What are my options?

Thanks for your help in advance,

Jim
 
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Old 01-23-12, 03:38 PM
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You install a receptacle that matches the appliance. It does not matter to the appliance whether the panel is wired with 3 or 4 wires.

You heater is probably 240 with 2 hots and a grounding conductor. If so it does not need a neutral.
 
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