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What is the Electric Code for Installing a 220volt Receptacle


How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.

220volt Receptacle Code


Electrical Question: How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor?

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bernie.

NEC Code for 220volt Receptacles

220 Volt Wiring Diagram

Electrical Code for the Height of a 220volt Receptacle

Electrical codes apply to each specific project and application. Therefore a general conclusion or statement about how high a 220volt receptacle is required to be is not possible without knowing more about the  specific project and application. With this in mind,  the following information will review a few examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications.

Example #1: 220volt Electric Range

Location: Kitchen, Dining Room, Eating Area.
Equipment: 220volt Electric Range.
Device and Application: Height of the 220volt Range Receptacle.
Applicable Electrical Code: NEC Code 210.52(c)(5).

Example #2: 220volt Electric Clothes Dryer

Location: Garage.
Equipment: 220volt Electric Dryer.
Device and Application: Height of the 220volt Dryer Receptacle.
Applicable Electrical Code: None.

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See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.

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