# Can you wire 2 baseboard heaters 1 thermostat?

## Can you wire 2 baseboard heaters 1 thermostat?

You must wire heaters in parallel, not series when using them with one thermostat. All heaters must be wired in parallel. You can either do that by connecting each heater to the thermostat directly, or by connecting each heater to the next — just be sure that each heater is connected to the source wires.

### Can one thermostat control two heaters?

The short answer is YES, you can wire multiple heaters to one thermostat, but it depends on several factors to ensure your circuit can handle the load.

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

A circuit running on a 20-amp double-pole breaker can have any combination of heaters up to 3,840 watt. You can install two 1,500 watt heaters if you use just one thermostat.

How many wires do I need for a baseboard heater?

A 240-volt baseboard heater requires its own dedicated 20-amp or 30-amp 240-volt electrical circuit. A 20-amp circuit can safely provide 3,800 watts of power, while a 30-amp circuit is suitable for up to 5,700 watts. The standard circuit cable for 20-amp circuits is 12-gauge cable; 30-amp circuits need 10-gauge cable.

How do I know if my baseboard heater is 120V or 240V?

Just look and if you see one black wire coming in and one going out, it’s a 120-volt heater. If you see two wires coming in — one black and one red — and two wires of the same colors going out, it’s a 240-volt heater.

## How do I know if my baseboard heater is 120v or 240v?

### What is the difference between a single 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.

#### Can you use 12 2 wire for 220?

The same 12-gauge wire can be used for a 220v, 20-amp outlet to run power tools. You need a different type of receptacle and 10-gauge cable if the appliance draws 30 Amps.

How do you wire a 220 plug with 3 wires?

Hold a three-prong 220 plug facing away from you with the two slanted prongs on top and the straight one on the bottom. Wrap the stripped end of the red, or hot, wire around the top left terminal and tighten the terminal screw firmly with all wire strands concealed under the screw head.

Can I use 10 2 wire 220V?

A 30 Amp circuit is needed for most 220V tools. You will need to run a 10-2 to the outlet. 10-2 copper wire is usually good for up to 40 Amps on start loads and 35 Amps on constant load.

## What kind of Breaker do I need for 240 volts?

Double-pole breakers
Double-pole breakers: Provide 240 volts, 20-60 amps and have two hot wires that share one neutral wire.

### How should I install a thermostat for a baseboard heater?

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.

#### How do you wire a baseboard heater?

In the baseboard heater, connect the black supply wire (the wire from the service panel) to the black wire that runs to the thermostat. Connect the white wire from the thermostat to one of the baseboard heater wires. Connect the other wire from the baseboard heater to the white wire that runs back to the service panel.

What is the wire gauge for a thermostat connection?

18 gauge thermostat wire is recommended for any distances up to 250 feet. For shorter runs use 20 gauge . A thermostat wire uses low voltage signals to transfer data.

How do you wire electric water heater?

Take one of the wires on the water heater and connect it to the black wire from the circuit, use a wire connector and wrap electrical tape around the wires. Connect the other wire from the water heater to the white wire; the white wire is the hot wire. There is no neutral wire in the water heater since it is 240v unit.