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Old 03-11-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Tanning bed 3wire cord to 4wire


So I'm trying to convert the original three wire cord to a 4 wire. The problem I'm running into is, in the original cord, there is a white, black and green wire, and that's it. the new cords has black, white, green, and red. i don't know what I'm supposed to do with the red cord. There are only two places to connect the wires, one for the white and one for the black, and then the green screws to the frame.

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What is the voltage of the tanning bed? What are you trying to plug it into? Why are you changing the cord?

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What is the voltage of the tanning bed? What are you trying to plug it into? Why are you changing the cord?
Its 220v, I don't have a three prong 220v outlet, only a four prong 220v.
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If the bed is straight 240 it only needs two hots and a grounding conductor.

Most 240 circuits are dedicated for things like the water heater, stove and dryer. Are you trying to use one of these circuits for the bed also?
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If the bed is straight 240 it only needs two hots and a grounding conductor.

Most 240 circuits are dedicated for things like the water heater, stove and dryer. Are you trying to use one of these circuits for the bed also?
I'm trying to use the dryer outlet. The bed says it's 220v.
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I'm trying to use the dryer outlet. The bed says it's 220v.
Connect black to black, green to green, and the red wire in the cord to the white terminal in the bed. Cap off and do not use the white wire in the cord.
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I'm trying to use the dryer outlet. The bed says it's 220v.
The dryer is a 120/240 volt circuit.
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Connect black to black, green to green, and the red wire in the cord to the white terminal in the bed. Cap off and do not use the white wire in the cord.
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