How do you wire a double pole voltage thermostat?

How do you wire a double pole voltage thermostat?

For double-pole thermostats:

  1. Using wire connectors, connect a hot supply wire, which is typically black, to thermostat wire one (typically it is marked L1 or Line).
  2. Connect the remaining supply wire, which is typically white, to the second thermostat wire (typically marked L2 or Line).

How do you wire a thermostat to a baseboard heater?


  1. Attach a Wire Nut to Ground and White Wires.
  2. Wire-Nut One Hot Wire to Bypass the Thermostat.
  3. Attach the Line and Load Black Wire to Thermostat.
  4. Push the Green, White, and Red Wires Into the Box.
  5. Line Up the Screws on the Box.
  6. Screw the Thermostat Into the Box.
  7. Replace the Thermostat Faceplate.

How do you wire a 240 volt baseboard heater?


  1. Install a Wall Box for the Thermostat. Make a cutout for the line-voltage thermostat and install a wall box.
  2. Run Cable for the Circuit.
  3. Mount the Baseboard Heater.
  4. Make the Wire Connections at the Heater.
  5. Make the Wire Connections at the Thermostat.
  6. Connect the Circuit Breaker.
  7. Test the Heater.

How many 240V baseboard heaters can I put on one circuit?

If we have a 240V circuit, we can connect up to three 1,500 W baseboard heaters.

How do you wire two baseboard heaters together?

Connect the two wires bringing power from the breaker panel to the two “Line” terminals. Connect the two wires carrying the power to the baseboard heaters to the two “Load” terminals on the thermostat. Connect the two bare ground wires together using a wire nut. Install the thermostat in its box.

Do baseboard heaters have thermostats?

These baseboard heaters are controlled by a thermostat that is on the heater or mounted to the wall. As the air is heated, it will rise in the room and cooler air will be drawn into the bottom of the heater. There will also be some heat radiating from the pipes, fins, and housing.

Can I use a programmable thermostat with baseboard heaters?

Because electric heat is one of the most expensive ways to heat your home, you can cut your heating bills significantly by installing a programmable thermostat, like this one, which automatically turns down the heat when it isn’t needed. Make sure you buy a high-voltage thermostat designed for electric baseboard heat.

Can a 240V baseboard heater run on 120V?

Installing a 240-volt heater on a 120-volt circuit is not as big a safety risk, but you will notice that your heater will fail to work most times. When it does run, it will end up giving out much less heat than what you needed for your room and below what you expected.

What’s the difference between single pole and double pole thermostat?

A single pole thermostat operates off one circuit, and therefore cannot operate separately. This means the power to the unit can only operate in one direction or electrical current. A double pole circuit, however, has two directional currents providing a double pole thermostat the ability to turn off completely.

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