Wiring a 6-20R Plug

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by skid2964, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. skid2964

    skid2964 New Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I am running a circuit for a tanning bed requiring a 220v 20amp dedicated circuit.

    I understand the red and black go on the gold connectors, but what goes on the green one? is that for a ground or neutral?

  2. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

    Aug 12, 2007
    Litchfield, CT

    green is always Ground... If your wiring a 6-20r plug why are you even asking?
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2008
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  4. skid2964

    skid2964 New Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    So the neutral is not used at all?

    I'm just making sure, that's all.
  5. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Jun 16, 2007
    Licensed Electrical Contractor
    NY State, USA
    NO. There is NO neutral in a straight 240v circuit.
  6. Bill Arden

    Bill Arden Computer Programmer

    Sep 30, 2006
    computer programmer
    MN, USA
    You would have to use a L14-20 if you need a neutral wire.

    But like others have said... "there is NO neutral in a straight 240v circuit."
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    A 220/240 circuit would not need the neutral UNLESS it has a 110/120volt control circuit, which is a possibility if it is digital.
  8. skid2964

    skid2964 New Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    All the responses jarred my memory. it's been a long time since I wired a 220v circuit.

    I remembered: I've wired these cicuits with all four wires! now I have an option for only three! But I remember now, they were circuits for ovens and dryers, etc. which needed the neutral to make an 125v control circuit.

    It is elelmentary, I know, but I just wanted to make sure.

    Thanks for the responses. I have the tanning bed up and running fine, my wife is happy now.
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