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Old 04-19-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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how do i wire a dayton 2yu68 208v 7.5kw 60hz heater in my garage?also the heater shows .6 in the amps box is this correct

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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You will have to wait for one of the sparkies to give you the right answer but..... If I'm right you have to get a transformer because 208 volts is gotten from 3 phase power witch you don't have at a residence.

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how do i wire a dayton 2yu68 208v 7.5kw 60hz heater in my garage?also the heater shows .6 in the amps box is this correct
7500/208 = 36a.
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No, .6A is not even remotely close. That heater will draw 36A @ 208v.

That same heater will provide approximately 10kW wired at 240v and draw approximately 42 amps. This will require a 60A circuit.

The fan will most likely be fine at 240v so you should be OK, but 10kW is a bunch of heat. Do you really want to use electric heat?
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It also has a 24 volt contactor coil but it doesn't say whether a transformer is included. I'd take it back and get the 2YU66 or 69. If you got it from WW.
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so the heater can be wired to 240v at 60 amp breaker? it will only be used as a secondary heat sourse so electric heat is ok.also you said i need a transformer there is something in the heater that says attach thermostat wire here at two terminals and has a 24v tag on it

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You need a 24V thermostat and you can use #18 wire for this.

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