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kentannenbaum 12-20-2010 07:17 AM

single vs double pole for 240v
 
I recently installed two 240v baseboards in series with a 240v double-pole
wall thermostat. Today I saw a 240v heater that says it uses a single-pole TS.
I'm doing the same thing in another room and want to know is that possible?

Thanks

nealtw 12-20-2010 12:38 PM

A double pole shuts off both wires while single pole turn off one. In other words with a single pole the power is always at the heater and not safe to work on evan when the thermastat is turned off.

kentannenbaum 12-21-2010 04:52 AM

Hey, thank you.....no need to fry.


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