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How to Wire 220 Volt Receptacle Outlets

How should I install two 220 Volt Receptacles that Require Two Individual Power Sources? Options for Installing Two 220 Volt Receptacles that Require Two Individual Power Sources.


Wire 220 Volt Receptacle Outlets

Electrical Question: How should I install two 220 Volt Receptacles that require two Individual Power Sources?

My electrical wiring project involves Wiring a New Circuit for 220Volt Outlets.

This electrical wiring question came from Patrick in Longview, Texas.

Additional Comments: I have a lot of experience with DC power and using main power. Even though I’m not licensed I do have access to a friend who is licensed.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Patrick .

How to Install Two 220 Volt Receptacles

Application: Wire for Two 220 Volt Outlet Circuits.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the outlets, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the outlets should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Longview, Texas. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Resources to help you do electrical wiring in your area:
Locate Electricians or Electrical Contractors in Texas
Texas Electrical Contractor License, Building Permits and Electrical Codes

Options for Installing Two 220 Volt Receptacles that Require Two Individual Power Sources

Option #1: Install Two Dedicated 220 Volt Circuits
Identify the electrical requirements for the equipment that will be connected and install two separate circuits.

Option #2: Install a Sub Panel
Calculate the total connected load for both of the equipment receptacles and install a sub panel to the area near the location of the equipment with the panel feeder rated for at least the total connected load for both receptacles. Next, install two separate circuits to each equipment receptacle.
It is important to have proper circuit overload protection for the equipment that will be connected to the receptacles.
NOTE: The 10 foot tap rule may apply, however this will depend upon your specific project and application.

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