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FrankD 07-01-2011 06:26 PM

Matching 220 3-wire cord to 220 range
 
I have a 50 amp breaker feeding a 3wire 220V (black, white and ground) receptacle. The new range has a black, a white and a red wire where the white is grounded to the frame. How do I attach the cord leads to the range wires (nuts) so that I don't fry my new range.

Thanks in Advance!

biggles 07-01-2011 06:52 PM

if that ground is raw copper that is a 115V 2 wired socket with a black and white.......black,red and white are 220V black is 115v to ground and so is red between red and black are 220V do you read 220V:huh: on the exsisting socket

SD515 07-01-2011 07:05 PM

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The neutral (white) is usually the center wire. It should have ribs running the length of the cord. The outer 2 get hooked to black and red, doesn’t matter which.

Speedy Petey 07-01-2011 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankD (Post 678172)
I have a 50 amp breaker feeding a 3wire 220V (black, white and ground) receptacle.

Unless this is type SE cable it is wrong and should be corrected. A bare ground in NM cable should not ever carry neutral current.

SD515 07-01-2011 07:32 PM

Good point Speedy. I guess I assumed it was SE feeding the receptacle. I was commenting on the cord, but good catch.


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