Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Cord to elements, 3 or 4 wire?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
GregKelley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North Royalton, OH
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Cord to elements, 3 or 4 wire?

If I have one of the following:

  1. 3 wire dryer cord from my dryer outlet to GFCI spa panel and 4 wire cord from spa panel to controller box
  2. 30A GFCI breaker in my main panel with 4 wire line running to an outlet to which I plug in my controller box with a 4 wire cord
Do I need 3 wire cords or 4 wire cords to go from my controller to an element in order to properly ground everything (including my BK)?
__________________
GregKelley is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
Walker
I use secondaries. :p
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Walker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 11,236
Liked 87 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

You only need three wires to your kettle. the two hot lines and the ground. the neutral line does not connect to the kettle.

__________________
Ground Fault Brewing Co.
Walker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
mk1271
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: fulshear, TEXAS
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Agreed

And here is a post. With a nice schematic

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sim...d-pros-276477/

__________________
mk1271 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #4
GregKelley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North Royalton, OH
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks, guys!

__________________
GregKelley is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PID with two heating elements and how to wire it? diS Electric Brewing 26 12-11-2012 01:46 PM
Wire size for 240v extension cord? BigJim_inFLA Electric Brewing 9 09-28-2011 02:03 AM
3-Wire Vs. 4-Wire GFCI BigBobsBrews Electric Brewing 20 09-23-2011 11:56 PM
2 Pole GFCI Breaker With 4 Wire Cord? ScubaSteve Electric Brewing 8 02-08-2011 07:37 PM
Heatstick 12 gauge electrical wire/cord? redalert Electric Brewing 11 01-07-2011 04:09 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS