Two-phase power is not generally available anywhere and three-phase is largely used for commercial and industrial applications.
Residential power in the United States is single-phase, limited mostly to 240V at the service entrance panel as two legs of 120V each plus a common neutral.
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change the4 wire stove plug to 3 wire plug! 25 dollars at most local stores.
You can't, you need an electrician to find out which wire is which.
You can't. If the stove requires 220 volts to operate, you will need 220 volts at the outlet first. 220v will also require at least a 30amp breaker.
You can either hard wire the new one or install an outlet for the plug. It the wiring was done correctly on the old one, you should have a Black, Red and either white or a bare wire. Red and Black are power and white or bare is ground. Ask for a Range Outlet, they are different than a Dryer Outlet. Turn the power of first of course.
Yes. A 30 amp rated dryer can be served by a 50 amp rated circuit. There is no requirement to change the breaker to 30 amps, but it is best to do so.
Can an apt. stove be plugged into a outlet
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. In order to plug your 3 wire stove into a 4 wire outlet, the easiest way to do so is to change the cord on the stove. This does not require cutting power to the outlet or anything like that. Anyone who is going to be changing the power cable on any device knows that you need to unplug the cord first, eliminating the need to cut power to the outlet. The difference between a 3 prong and 4 prong outlet is the ground wire. Both provide 240v power by supplying 2 120v wires (red and black). There is also a white wire, which will be your neutral wire. The green wire is your ground, and should be bolted to the body of the stove. (Most appliances have a location for attaching the ground wire). When connecting your wires, there should be 3 wire locations. You should connect one of the two hot wires (red or black), then your white wire in the middle, and then your other hot. The green will be your ground.
The range 4 wire plug kit should have with it a grounding lug that connects to the frame of the stove. If not buy a small #2 lug and bolt it to the frame of the stove. This is the attachment point for the fourth green ground wire from the new range cord assembly.
The 4 prong stove outlet has 3 straight blades and a ground, and is rated for 50 amps. A dryer outlet has 2 straight blades for the hot conductors, and an L shaped blade for the neutral conductor, and a ground. The dryer outlet is only rated for 30 amps. A dryer male plug will not fit into a stove outlet, nor will a stove male plug with a dryer outlet. Note that although the stove plug is rated for 50 amps, the stove circuit is typically protected (fused) at 40 amps.
Could be the outlet, could be an open wire, could be a loose connection. First thing I would do is check that the connections are tight. Then replace the outlet. That leaves the wiring... The connection is probably corroded. Check the plug, if it's black and pitted you probably should replace both the plug and outlet.
Green or copper ground wire goes to the round connection on the plug or ground screw on stove. White neutral wire goes to the connection opposite of the ground or neutral on the stove. The red and black wires are connected to the other 2 connections or hot connections on the stove. Connect either one to either connection makes no difference. Green or copper wire is ground White is neutral Red carries 120 volts Black carries 120 volts
the one ten outlet doesn't work on my stove
If the stove is rated for 30 amps then 10 wire would be enough. However if the stove is rated for 40 8 wire would be needed, 50 6 wire
Change the cord/plug on the stove to a four wire cord/plug. When installing the new plug remove the grounding strip that connects the center lug in the stove wiring block to the frame of the stove. Connect the white wire from the new plug to the center lug. Connect the green wire from the plug to the stove frame.
If the stove outlet is on the first floor and you have an unfinished basement, then you go to the electrical panel and pull the fuse block out of the panel. Now it is safe to work on the outlet by the stove. Pull the stove plug out of the outlet, (it may be stiff so you'll have to work at it to get it free.) Once you have the four prong plug removed from the outlet, push the stove out of the way so you have room to work.Remove the face panel from the outlet. There will be four wires attached to the outlet.The colour coding is black (power wire, red (power wire, white (neutral wire) and green (ground wire). unscrew the nut holding each wire to the outlet. Loosen the cable clamp holding the wire cable to the box.Now someone must go downstairs and pull the cable while a helper feeds the cable free of the box and down through the floor. Find your new location on the selected wall for the stove and drill a hole through the floor large enough to feed the stove cable up through the floor. Note: Make sure that you have sufficient cable to reach the new location for the stove. If the cable isn't long enough, you'll have to re-measure the distance from the panel to the new box location and buy a new length of stove cable.Note: If the new location is closer to the electrical panel, then you will need to cut the cable down to the appropriate length.Remove the box from its original place and attach it to the new wall. Feed the cable up through the floor and wire it into the outlet, and replace the face cover. Push the fuse block back into the panel and test the stove elements and the oven elements to make sure everything is ok.If you had to replace the cable for a longer one then you need to disconnect the original from the electrical panel. CAUTION! Do not work on a live board! If you're going to do this part of the job yourself, then have a helper hold a flashlight on the board and throw the switch which controls the power to the main panel. You can now safely work on the board. If electricity is a total mystery to you, then I suggest you get an electrician to do it for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
A three wire 25amp oven box would cost you $15 parts and about $250 labor just to wire the box in if the wire is already there. Around $500 t0 $600 if a whole new line has to be ran from the box.
a shorted out outlet can cause a backfeed on the white wire, an open circuit on the white wire with and electrical appliance plugged in to an outlet can cause the same type of backfeed
No, that is not unsafe.
This can not be done with the wire that you have. If you would like a detailed answer as to why not, start a discussion.
Connect the incoming power wire and the outgoing power wire going to the light switch to the line side of the GFCI outlet. This will protect the outlet and will not turn off power to the light if the GFCI trips.
Nobody supplies "two phase" power (it is only single-phase or triple-phase), so there would be no reason to connect to "two-phase".
No. I wouldn't try it. Check on the number of amps that the stove uses. Then you can calculate what size wire you will need. The amp rating on a #12 wire is 20 amps. A 240 volt stove needs a minimum of 40 amps. This supply is brought to the stove on a #8 wire rated at 45 amps R90 insulation. This supply wire is protected by a two pole 40 circuit breaker situated in your electrical panel. If you use a #12 wire and apply the total stove load, the insulation will melt off the wire and short out.
US NEC: You don't. If the stove has a four prong outlet, it is probably used in a mobile home application. Per the NEC, in a mobile home configuration for a stove you must maintain the ground separately all the way back to the distribution panel.
The input white wire is connected directly to neutral side of the outlet. The input black wire is connected directly to one of the switch posts. Find a short piece of black wire and connect it from the OTHER side of the switch post to the "hot" side of the outlet. Connect the input ground wire to both the outlet and the switch.