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    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?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by skid2964 View Post
    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?

    Thanks

    green is always Ground... If your wiring a 6-20r plug why are you even asking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris75 View Post
    green is always Ground... If your wiring a 6-20r plug why are you even asking?
    So the neutral is not used at all?

    I'm just making sure, that's all.

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    NO. There is NO neutral in a straight 240v circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skid2964 View Post
    So the neutral is not used at all?

    I'm just making sure, that's all.
    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."
    Important note Ė I donít know man made laws, just laws of physics
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    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.

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    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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