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Farenheat baseboard heater F2544

How do I wire this thing up? I have a black wire, white wire and ground from electrical box. The wiring instructions are very vague, and not really of much help. There are 2 black, and two red on the thermostat that goes to the heater. There is one black from the thermostat on the heater, and one black from the heating element. Thank you for any help you can offer. Randy.

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I just had the same problem last night. Wire the two red wires from the thermostat to the power source from the service panel. The remaining two black wires from the thermostat connect to the heater.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • LAGB Oct 23, 2008

    meant to say that the white wire AND the black wire from the service panel are both hot and connect to the red wires from the thermostat. On my heater there was one black and one red from the heater - those connect to the black wires on the thermostat.

  • LAGB Oct 23, 2008

    found this website from the manufacturer. It explains it pretty clearly.



    http://www.marleymep.com/Develop/prod_pd...

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You should have a licensed electrician connect this for you.

You did not specify the voltage. Baseboard heat comes in different voltages. If you connect a 240v unit to 110v it will work but only put out half of it's heat.

If you connect a 110v unit to 240v you will start an instant fire.

There should not be a thermostat on the unit and another on the wall. You can buy units for each application. You are probably looking at the thermistor which is a safety device which opens the circuit when there is too much heat. It must remain wired in series with the heat coil.

Also note that it is a violation of the National Electric code to install electric baseboard heat underneath an existing outlet. It is also common sense to not install it under drapes or near anything else combustible.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

Thanks for the help, but I finally went online to their (farenheit) site that day, and there is a link there to a wiring diagram. I appreciate all the help, and THANKS!
Randy.

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