How to wire a connection


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Old 09-27-22, 09:14 AM
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How to wire a connection

I am desperate for hot water, hurricane took out power days ago, I have a generator with a 4 prong 240 v insert, and my hot water tank has 3 wires, a black, red (dark pink) and a green.
i can buy a 4 prong extension, but how do I wire the hot water tank to the plug?

thanks for any help




 
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Old 09-27-22, 10:02 AM
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You will not be using the neutral white. You only need the two hots, which are labeled X and Y on the plug, and the ground.
 
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Old 09-27-22, 10:18 AM
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Thank you!! I will pick up the cable, and the plug tomorrow!!
 
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Old 09-27-22, 12:19 PM
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Jamelia, Make sure you get a heavy enough cable. 10 gauge wire would be heavy enough for sure; you may be able to use 12 gauge depending on the wattage of your heater, and also how long the cable will be. If you're not sure, post a pic of the label of the water heater.
 
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Old 09-27-22, 09:38 PM
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Would anticipate 4500w (18.75 amps).
 
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Old 09-28-22, 01:04 AM
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Looks like 3000 to me


 
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Old 09-28-22, 09:28 AM
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So 12 gauge should be fine.
 
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Old 09-28-22, 05:29 PM
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Thanks, cord I ordered is 10
 
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Old 09-28-22, 09:42 PM
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Ah yes.... Canada. An energy savings water heater. Slow recovery with 3000 watt elements.
 
 

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