How do I wire up a F2544 baseboard heater with a single pole themostat
I've tried to wire up a typical Fahrenheat baseboard heater with a FTA1A single pole thermostat but both drawings are somewhat vague. Will some one please give me little advise regarding this matter. The heater is barely putting out heat, even at the high postion.
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It sounds like you are not getting the correct voltage for the heating element. If you wired a single pole thermostat, and its a 220v unit, then it will not get hot enough, like you are saying. If its a 220 heater, you need a 2p2t thermostat. The parts supplier will know what this means.
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Here is a link to the wiring instructions, which has detailed pictures and instructions. This should make it a lot easier. http://www.marleymep.com/en/multimedia-library/pdf/fahrenheat-pdf/products/f2500-series/F2500wiring.pdf
When you turned off the power to the heaters was the breakers a double (2 pole ) one? If so, then yes, it defintely is 240v. There are very few 110v baseboard heaters out there anyway. The best way to check is to have an electric meter and check it out for sure. Actually if you are working on electrical circuits and you do not have an electric meter to check if you have them shut down for sure, you are on dangerous ground. Always be safe and check before working on any circuit.
12 gauge wire sounds under sized for the application. And 20 amp 240 v breakers might be sufficient if you where wiring the heaters separately. But be sure that your wiring is not romex - because romex is an insulator and is not permitted in conduit. I would suggest that you up size your wire to 10 guage and your breaker to 30 amp as well. Then double check your heater wiring connections to insure that they're wired the same throughout.
You need a meter, it will be hard without this! If you have 220v in the wall, then think of it like this; each wire is 120v. Test to each other, you get 220v. The thermostat is a double pole, you said. So think of it like this, its an adjustable temperature controlled switch that lets electricity through at the temp. you set it at. If you have 120v from one wire connected to one end of the element, and the other 120v connected to the other end of the element, then it will work. DO NOT CONNECT THE 120V TOGETHER. IT MUST GO THROUGH THE ELEMENT FIRST. The thermostat should be between the power from the wall and the element, to control the temperature.
There should be a wiring compartment at one of the ends of the heater 1/4 inch bolt holding the compartment shut. the link below will show you generally what it looks like rate me FIXYA! if this works.Good Luck.Oh yeah If I misinterpreted your question leave me a comment.