Question about dedicated 220V 30AMP circuit

Old 05-13-13, 08:07 AM
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Question about dedicated 220V 30AMP circuit


I have a questions about running a dedicated 30AMP 220V circuit for a tanning bed that I have. I have some extra 10-2 Wire (black, white, ground) that I want to use, but I need to know if this wire will work since I only have the standard residential house hookup.

My question is, can I use the 10-2 wire for this? If so, do I need a double or single pole breaker? If I use a double pole, do I just run the white and black wire to the breaker? Or can I use a single pole breaker, and just hook up the black to the breaker? My uncle is a licensed electrician, and I plan on having him help me hook it up but I am trying to get my materials beforehand. Thanks guys!

Old 05-13-13, 09:11 AM
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Josh, if you only have 120 volt service in your house you will not be able to run a 240 volt tanning bed. Are you sure you do not have a 120/240 service?
Old 05-13-13, 10:47 AM
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My question is, can I use the 10-2 wire for this?
Yes, but the white will need to be remarked as an ungrounded conductor on both ends using tape or felt tip marker. Usual colors are black or red but code allows any colors except gray or green and of course white.

do I need a double
Yes. Black to one pole and the redesignated white to the other.

Your house though has 240 volts. Some foreign made tanning beds do require 220 volts only or the life of the very expensive bulbs is shortened. Be sure your tanner is designed to work on 240 volts.

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