How to Wire a Tanning Bed Circuit
Electrical Circuits Question: I am hooking up a tanning bed. According to the instructions, It operates from a 220 AC source.
How to Install a Tanning Bed Circuit
Installing a Tanning Bed Circuit
I am hooking up a tanning bed. According to the instructions, It operates from a 220 AC source. It requires a 6-20R outlet and a dedicated 20 amp circuit.
I have ran the 12/2 with ground wire. I've installed the outlet. That leaves the breaker. From my somewhat limited knowledge, I assumed I need a 2 pole 20 amp breaker. The panel is a Zinsco.
I was able to find the breakers online and purchased a R38-20 (2 X 1Pole 20Amp 120/240V breaker). The R series matches the other skinny breakers already being used. Inside the panel I connected the bare copper wire to the ground bar and the white and black to the breaker.
After hooking everything up and turning on the tanning bed, one side of the breaker trips after about 10 seconds. I am starting to wonder if the breaker is wrong. I am thinking its not an actual 2 pole breaker, but a twin single pole. this would make a difference, Right?
From: Tim N.
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