4 wire outlet, 3 wire heater - can it work?

mrpandyFebruary 25, 2014

I have an unused 4 wire 30 amp 240v outlet, and I was given a 30 amp 240v heater that I would like to use with it. However, the heater requires a 3 wire hookup. Can I use a 4 wire cord with this heater? Of course, the question would then be what to do with the fourth wire in the cord (which would logically seem to be the white)?. Can this be done? Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

You just leave the neutral (white) wire disconnected. The heater doesn't need it.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 7:37AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ARGH! no boxes
Went over to my daughter's house to help them change...
Ron Natalie
How to get garage freezer to work in cold weather
I have a 7-year-old GE refrigerator/freezer in my unheated,...
amyf5
Does a refrigerator need to be on a separate circuit?
Does a refrigerator need to be on a separate circuit?...
rontero
Replacing fan speed dial back to standard toggle?
I am removing a ceiling fan and replacing it with a...
onkyokoi
Doorbell goes off by itself.
Can anyone tell me why this would happen? It's a wired...
stu2900
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™