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fishtayl 11-02-2007 12:31 PM

Convectair Apero
I just purchased a Convectair Apero heater and want to install it where my old baseboard heater was. The guy in the store said I could connect it to a 110v connection.

But, after looking at the box it says that it must be hooked up to a 240v connection.

Without having an electrician check it, is there any way of knowing what wiring is already existing?

Speedy Petey 11-02-2007 12:38 PM

Maybe. What wire is existing and what is it connected to???

fishtayl 11-02-2007 12:48 PM

I'm a bit of a dummy in the electrical area.

Can you clarify what you mean by what it is connected to? Currently, the wires that were connected to the old baseboard heater are just sticking out of the wall. There is black, red and what looks like copper wire (maybe the ground) all encased in a red casing. I can't see where it goes as it is just sticking out of the dry wall.

Speedy Petey 11-02-2007 03:36 PM

IMHO, if you are not even sure how to test for power I would seriously consider having a pro do this.

If you really want to do it you will need a decent tester capable of testing for 240v. You need to safely cap off the wires coming out of the wall and turn them on. Then you need to insert the probes of the tester into the caps and see what the voltage is.

SwiftyMcV 11-02-2007 10:49 PM

Get an electrician to do it... BUT as you said there are Red and Black wires... meaning its 240V (should be... but you never know with whoever the dumbass who installed it)

Speedy Petey 11-02-2007 10:54 PM

Actually, thinking about it, you are in Canada. You say the wire is red and black with a red outer sheathing? I'm almost certain in Canada this is strictly 240v cable. Maybe someone from up there can confirm this, but I'd bet that's the case.
I wouldn't do anything though without confirming it first though.

SwiftyMcV 11-02-2007 10:58 PM

Yes in NEW homes your suppose to use RED LOOMEX specifically for Heating as in 240V. The individual conductors are Red and Black

frenchelectrican 11-02-2007 11:03 PM

The OP is from Cananda and he did mention red sheating or loomex cable so with black and red wires there so very good chance it is a straght 240 volt sans netual wire only ground wire will be there.

but really IMO it best to check the voltage with the voltage tester to make sure you have true 240 volts at the connection there.

Merci, Marc

fishtayl 11-02-2007 11:36 PM

I appreciate all your input. It helps me tremendously!
Have a good one.


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