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The breaker has 2 lugs for installing a wire is one for the hot and the other for the neutral? and the coil white wire goes to neutral bar...is this correct.

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Yes.
See illustrations.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#arc-fault
You have arc-fault breaker with GFCI protection that also mitigates effect of arcing fault.

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Coiled neutral out of arc fault breaker is hot and

The white coiled wire should be connected to the neutral bar with all the other white wires. The neutral from the circuit it controls should then be connected to the breaker. If you're reading your meter between the hot conductor (black wire) and the neutral (white wire) that would be normal. If you remove the wire from your neutral bar to test it, and you have a load on the circuit you will be reading voltage out through your load and back on the neutral and it would "appear" to be hot. But why would you remove the white wire? What is the original problem, is the breaker triping?

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I just wired my hot tub into my new house. And GFCI keeps tripping?


Still would go with Miswired.
if this is an auxiliary GFCI Spa Disconnect,
240 VAC, 50 Amp, then...
All of the following needs to be this way:
  • 4 wires from MAIN Circuit panel, into GFCI disconnect box, 2 hots, 1 Neutral, 1 ground
    • 2 hots go onto the disconnects Power Bus Bar for breaker
    • 1 white Nuetral goes to Isolated nuetral bus bar
    • 1 green Ground goes to ground lug directly on the box
  • 1 GFCI in the auxiliary disconnect box
    • The White Pigtail of the GFCI Breaker goes onto the Isolated Nuetral bus bar. There are now two wires there.
  • 4 wires come into box from Spa. (Unless the spa is Specifically a 3 Wire Connection Spa!)
    • 2 Hot/Line wires will go into the L1 & L2 lugs of the breaker respectively.
    • 1 White Nuetral Wire will go into breaker as well at the "Load Nuetral lug, usually marked as 'LN'.
      • It will NOT go on the Isolated Nuetral bus bar.
    • Green Ground wire will be connected to ground lug, 2 wires are now connected there.
  • Connections at spa will be respectively connected: the 2 hots on line 1 and line 2. White wire goes to Nuetralnd green ground will go to a Ground Lug, most likely to metal control box.
If it's not wired in this manner, it is wired WRONG.

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How to wire qo220 circuit breaker


A QO220 breaker will provide 20 amps of power at 240 volts when connected to #12 copper wires.

Smaller wires can not be connected as it will result in a code violation - and they are not rated for 20 amp loads. Depending on the device to be connected, it will have a total of either 3 or 4 wires. (2) hot black, red or blue wires and (1) ground green wire. Four wire devices provide (1) white neutral wire as well.

Three wire devices will provide a bare or green ground and 2 hot wires. The two hot wires should be black, red or blue - but in the case of building cables like Romex - may simply be a black, a white and bare or green. The black and white in a 3 wire cable used to provide 240V are both hot, and bare or green is ground. There is no neutral in this case. The white wire should be marked with red, black or blue tape, paint, etc. where ever it is visible so that people know it is hot - and not a neutral.

Bring the cable into the panel and locate the ground bar and the neutral bar. The ground bar has only bare and green wires connected to it and the nuetral bar will have only white or gray wires connected to it. Connect your green ground to the ground bar and any white or gray wire to the neutral bar. Most homes with the service disconnect switch inside this panel have only one bar that serves both ground and neutral wires. If your panel has ground and neutral wires mixed together, you can bring the white and green/ bare to any open terminal in the ground / neutral bar. Don't put more than one wire into 1 terminal.

Next, install the QO220 breaker.

The remaining 2 hot wires should be routed and connected to the QO220 - one wire to each of the terminals. It does not matter which terminal gets which wire as long as they are in two different terminals.

That's how it is done. Good luck!

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Need to install a 2pole 20 amp gfci breaker in an ite bq panel. what are my options as I don't think they make this breaker in type bq?


Hi Pauline, I'm an electrician and can help you with this problem.

The only breakers that are permitted to be installed in any circuit breaker panel are listed inside the door on the label. Introducing any other type or brand is a fire hazard and a code violation. The national electrical code is very clear on this.

If you need to provide a GFCI protected circuit from this panel, you'll probably need to install a smaller panel from this panel - called "sub-panel" of a brand and type that will accept a GFCI circuit breaker. This is done by purchasing a 2P20A GFCI breaker and a smaller circuit capacity / ampacity panel rated for the same voltage as the main panel. You'll also need a ground terminal strip for this panel, too. A 60A main lug panel with 8 or more circuits type panel might be a good place to start. Purchase a 2P circuit breaker with an ampacity no greater than the sub panel is rated at - in my example - a 2P60A would be right. You may use a smaller breaker (2P40A or 2P50A) if you wish - but none greater. Mount the sub panel in a location near the main panel. Remove and discard the bonding screw or lug (if provided and installed already) that may connect the neutral bar and threaded into the panel enclosure. Install the ground terminal strip you purchased separately into the threaded holes provided for it inside the panel enclosure. Install the Ground symbol sticker next to this bar. Run a 4 conductor cable, pipe & wire, etc. feeder sized for 60A based on the location, temperature, etc. between the main panel and the main lug panel. Terminate the cable the sub panel end as follows: black & red or "hot" wires into the the lugs that are connected to the bus bars, white or "neutral" to the neutral bar and the bare or green "ground" wire into the ground terminal strip you installed previously.

Next terminate the other end of the cable. Power off the main panel completely. Terminate the white neutral and the bare or green cable in the neutral bar in separate terminals. Install only one wire per terminal - do not "double up" wires under a single screw. If there is a separate strip for neutral and separate strip for ground - maintain neutral wires to neutral strip and ground wires to ground strip. Also, do not intermix ground and neutral wires in the others terminal strips! Install the 2P60A breaker in an unused space in the main panel. Connect the two hot wires to the breaker terminals. If using aluminum wires, be sure to clean and apply oxide inhibitor to stripped ends of the wires.

Now, you should have a smaller panel with 8 or more empty spaces for circuit breakers that will become live when the 2P60A breaker is in the main panel is turned on. With it still off, install the 2P20A GFCI breaker in the new sub panel. Run your circuit(s) to this panel. Connect them as usual - but any neutral and ground wires installed must be terminated in their respective terminal strips. As mentioned above, never install them in the others strip.

If installing in a 3 phase environment - you may wish to install a 3 phase sub panel so that 3 phase loads can be connected to it. This will require a 3P60A breaker and 5 wires instead of 4 wires to be run between the two panels. The additional wire would be a hot and blue in color for a 240/208/120 panel.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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Do you have any wiring in the panel already? The green or bare copper wires will go the ground bar which will be screwed directly on to the inside of the box. The ground bar will be in contact with the box. If the mains are wired into the main lugs the main ground will have a green stripe or it may be bare multi strand aluminum. All ground wires go under screws individually on the ground bar. The white wires go onto the neutral bar. The neutral bar will be affixed to the inside of the box on plastic isolators that do not allow contact with the metal panel. The main neutral will have a white stripe or it may be solid white. The neutrals will go under individual screws. The hot wires will now go under the screws of the breakers. All screws must be tightned firmly but not as tight as you possibly can. The hots will be black or red. The wires should alternate black, red, black, red. Begin with black on the top two breakers the one left and the one on the right. The hot wires will be either black or red.

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I am taking electricity from my home to my garage. I have a Q06-12L100s load center in the garage and want to know how to connect the wiresl. The ground is obvious. The white wire is connected to the big...


Here's a picture of a messy amateur installation:

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Look closely and find the power feeder conductors entering the panel on the bottom. The white rises up to the right and terminates in the "neutral" bus lug on the top right. The black also rises up to the right and terminates in the left "line" bus lug on the left. The red wire rises up to the left and terminates in the "line" bus lug on the right - just below the neutral lug. Finally, the ground rises left and terminates in a separate ground bar that is secured directly to the back of the upper left side of the panel box in pre-tapped holes for this purpose.

Since you are supplying this panel from your home's panel, you MUST keep the neutral and ground feeders separated in this panel (even though they will both probably originate from the neutral bar in your home's service panel). You must NOT install the long "bond" screw through the neutral bar in to the panel box. If the long bond screw is already installed, you must REMOVE it (usually this screw it shipped loose in a bag with a tag on it).

When the picture was taken, the flash reflected back making the right side of the neutral bar difficult to see - so I can't determine if the screw is installed there or not. When connecting circuits to this panel, the hot wires will of course go to the circuit breaker terminals, but the neutral and ground wires must not be mixed. The ground wires (and ONLY the ground wires) must terminate in the ground bar. The neutral wires (and ONLY the neutral wires) must terminate in the neutral bus bar. The person that wired this panel has mixed them. This would be a dangerous situation if the the long bond screw mentioned above is installed in the neutral bar to bond it to the panel box.

I hope this helps and good luck. Please rate my reply. Thanks.

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