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Old 09-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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How to check 240v baseboard heater...without connecting supply wires and thermostat?


Without connecting thermostat or supply wires..how can I just check the heater if its working... ...is there any way we can check using ohmmeter ...(resistance)...

if yes...please explain how...

if its not possible to check without power supply to it...please explain how to connect power to it..without involving thermostat.

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How to check 240v baseboard heater...without connecting supply wires and thermostat?


Put the ohm meter across the two wires from the heater and see if there is continuity. You might even be able to find out what the resistance should be by checking the manufactures sight. If not then watts divided by volts should give you a rough idea of what it should be.
If the last test checks out then you should test from each line to ground. It should be open with no connection.

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