Baseboard heaters are controlled by a wall thermostat or a built-in thermostat on the heater unit. Remove the appropriate electrical knockout from the back of the heater and thermostat accessory if needed. Perhaps this helps make my question clearer? Two of the baseboards are wired parallel. The size of the circuit will depend on the total watts that will be required. Push the box into the wall cutout and use a screwdriver to turn the screws to secure the box to the wall. So a 240-volt circuit running on a 20-amp, double-pole breaker, can have any combination of heaters up to 3,840 watts. The seam at the junction of the wall and floor behind the heater should be caulked to prevent dust from being drawn into the room.
The load connection is connected to the wires that feed the baseboard heater. I'm just trying to plan out my circuits before I start seriously feeding wire. Connect the black wire to the load side of the thermostat. If solid state relays are used, then mebbe they not so fragile. It's probably simple, but I don't want to do this wrong.
Because they are provided, no box es need be installed in the wall. Maybe things have changed nowadays. From each wall thermostat location you would run the cables to the heaters controlled by those thermostats Electric heaters turn all the the electricity they consume into heat. Hi all, I'm quite confident wiring some baseboards that I need to install. If you have a 120V heater with wattage under 1440W, you can keep a single-pole breaker. Glad to know it's parallel however! A white and black, both hot come from the thermostat.
Otherwise your wiring diagram is correct for a parallel connection. The installation worked, but I noticed that the room is always hot. For example, 120V heater to a 120V power supply. Sure, you can connect in parallel, series-connected thermostats and heaters. Heaters work most effectively if placed directly beneath a window to offset the heat loss through the window.
In no way does imageresizertool. So just curious as to why baseboard heaters are 'wasteful'? Are they rated for 220 or 120? Use this guide in conjunction with the manufacturer installation instructions, and you'll have your heater up and running in no time. Can someone confirm this or correct me if I'm wrong? The heater may sit directly on any floor surface, including carpet. Rotate the cover downward, pushing the bottom corners inward. The baseline wattage should be increased by up to 100% if the room suffers from all of the considerations. If one pole is stuck closed then you could see 240V across the other one alone.
Romex is going to the next heater, the other is coming from the wall thermostat. Technical Information Baseboard heaters work best when placed under a window and at least 12 inches away from furniture or other objects. The wiring is indeed parallel and not in series. Note: If wiring multiple units to one thermostat make sure the amp load does not exceed the thermostat rat- ing and wire size. Connect the insulated wires bringing power to the heater to the red and black heater wires. Most radiant floor heating systems can be either 120 volt or 240 volt.
If the power supply enters through the hole at the bottom of the junction box, a cable connector is not required. So like Joed said, I need to look for a loose connection. Frank is confused about series and parallel wiring. Thermostats for baseboard heaters can go anywhere in the room but tend to give the most accurate reading when located on an interior wall and away from heat sources. In this photo, have a piece of paper with your username and date written on it.
If you did run them in series, they'd put out about half the heat since the resistance would go up, the current flow goes down. The heater may sit directly on any floor surface, including carpet. Website operating problems contact Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be submitted to our. Remove the left or right junction box end cap by removing the screw at the end of the heater and sliding the cap off. It is much more convenient and efficient to connect the baseboard heaters in parallel and hook them up to one wall-mounted, across-the-line thermostat. As long as they are both the same watts, and 120 V. I should've done my research on this before now.