Hot Tub Circuit Requirements and Electrical Wiring
My new hot tub requires 220volts and i was wondering if i could use a step up voltage converter from 110v to 220v and still work for the hot tub…
Electrical Question from Tristan about 220 Volt Wiring for a Hot Tub
Background: Tristan, a Homeowner from Albuquerque, NM
Question: I am having a hot tub installed on my back patio, it is 220 and i was wondering if i could use a step up voltage converter from 110v to 220v and still work for the hot tub?
Thanks for your electrical question Tristan.
No – you may not use a voltage converter for a hot tub circuit. Hot Tubs require a dedicated circuit, and this circuit must provide GFCI protection. A typical circuit will be a 50 or 60 amp 240 volt 4-wire circuit depending on the size and specified requirements stated in the installation manual.
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