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How do I wire up a F2544 baseboard heater with 220 wire?

I recentley installed new f2544 heaters with double pol therms all new.i have 220 wire.{1red,1blk,1white,1 bare ground.} where do i connect the white whire? i have double breaker ,red and blcak conected to breaker. white and bare at normal spots in breaker the heater itself where do these four whires go?i know where the bare ground goes..can anyone please help i have kids and its getting cold here.

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  • searcher04 Oct 21, 2008

    I have the smae baseboard heater and fta2a init-mount thermostat. i have 220 wire, white, black and bare wires. the black and white wires i attached to the positive in the breaker box and the bare to ground.

    i connected the bare wire to bare wire on heater and the white wire to red wires on the thermostat, and black wires the black wire on the thermostat. on the other side of the thermostat i connected the black wire to the black on the heater and the red to red on the heater. and turned the thermostat to the off. when i turn on the breaker in the breaker box it instantly trips (dead ground).. what am i doing wrong ??

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  • camaro22 Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem, the circuit breaker trips when the thermostat is turned on. Wiring the same as described. I am trying a single pole next.



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On a 220 volt systen for heating you only use 2 wires blk and red of 12 gauge size. For your question the white you can coil it up in the box and marrette the end then tape it, because you don't need it because there is no neutral in that system. Make it safe.Thank you.

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In a 220 setup you don't use the white wire. just your other ones. just wire nut it off

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