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Offlinejust me
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I Need Some Wiring Help Please
    #572496 - 07/16/11 03:03 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

ive posted about this in the pub @ shroomery

and after i got a bunch of good info, it was mentioned theres some real profeeshinals around here

here is the shroomery post, it goes into detail
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/14767534#14767534

but essentially these are my specs

i just picked up 5 ballast/lamps that are 600W each
they are magnetic ballast
they are rated 2.9 amp
my house has 240V wired in already.
the 240V breaker is handled by TWO 20amp fuses
i have 12awg, 20 amp wire
i need to wire FIVE 20amp outlets to one end of 12awg, 20amp wire
ive already wired the male plug to the other end of 12awg, 20amp wire

i just need to know AM I SAFE
do i NEED subpanel
i need help wiring the outlets(although i think i understand parallel wiring well enough)


and dont worry, ill remember to flip the fuses off before testing anything, and also test with hot wires to make sure i have flipped the correct fuses

any help will be greatly appreciated!



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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: just me]
    #572564 - 07/16/11 09:51 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

If I'm understanding correctly you want to hook up five lights to one 20 amp fused circut but it's 240v so that means two hot wires no neutral. take all the amps you will be creating lights, fans, timer, anything wired to this circut add them all up if its more than twenty amps no good it will blow the fuse on start up, remember there is slightly more amps being drawn at start up then when lights are actually running. You may want to be about two to three amps less than twenty if you can, I assume you have no meter to check amps. Remember running 240 volts is alot more electric especially amps the shit that kills you than 120v be careful. On the outlets assuming you bought 240v there are two screws on each side, one hot wire the black wire, wire it to the same side on all outlets,jumper from one outlet to the next always on the same side of the outlet, the other screw hot wire red wire (could be white depending on the wire) to the other screw on the opposite side of the outlet on all outlets. No bare wires touching anything they shouldn't and make sure to wire all grounds together.


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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: grbrlt]
    #572566 - 07/16/11 09:57 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Oh yeah don't ever wire a plug to 240 and plug it in and run it across the room very dangerous hard wire to the outlet that is there, when you take off the outlet cover you will see the two wires I speak of turn off power and hard wire your new wire to the correct screws I spoke of.


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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: grbrlt]
    #573059 - 07/18/11 09:37 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

sorry buddy i dont get at all what you say in the second reply :lol:

the first one really made sense and you have all assumptions correct

i wired them all today. 5 20amp outlets. starting with the last one in line, i used 3 wire nuts at each connection, with 3 wires in each(except the end ones obviously) green to green on all, black to black and white to white on all.
i tested if the outlets were color specific before wiring everything, and found that they worked fine with white/black on either terminal
so i proceeded to wire them all, the EXACT SAME
they are not split off the terminals
they are split with wire nuts below each outlet

         
                    (")      (")      (")    (")      (")
                      [        [        [        [        [
(")=========X===X===X===X===X


the X is wire nuts, the [ is spliting wire, the (") are outlets(with the one furthest left being wall outlet), the = is the 20amp 12awg wire

i tested all 5 lights. turning one on at a time, then let them run for at least 10 minutes with no problem

the ballasts/lamp are the only things wired to 240V

did i do ok? :grin:


Edited by just me (07/18/11 09:47 PM)


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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: just me]
    #573062 - 07/18/11 09:49 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Are those 6" holes in your hoods? Interesting choice.:grin:


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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: Captain Caveman]
    #573092 - 07/19/11 12:46 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

porque?


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Re: I Need Some Wiring Help Please [Re: just me]
    #573093 - 07/19/11 12:49 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

The more people I meet the more I like my dogs.:grin:




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