220 line reading 440+ !

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by johnb, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. johnb

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
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    I'm running a new line for a stove. I have a 50 amp double pole breaker, 6 guage wire and a brand new Seimens pannel. I've wired 220/double poles before: white and bare to neutral bar, red to one breaker terminal, black to the other breaker terminal.

    However, this time, when I put my meter on white/black or white/red it reads 220, when I put it on red/black, I get 440+.

    What am I doing wrong?

    thanks,

    John
     
  2. Erin G.

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    Mar 3, 2005
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    Check your meter against a known, good 220VAC and 110VAC source. Try starting at the main breaker on the service panel. This will ensure that your meter is working, has good batteries, is not set to DC volts instead of AC volts, etc.
     
  3. bob/bergelectric

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    Jul 7, 2006
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    are you getting 440 @ line or load(end of the run or at panel?)
     
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