Can I hook up 2 baseboard heaters to one thermostat?

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.

Can baseboard heaters be wired in series?

You must wire heaters in parallel, not series when using them with one thermostat. All heaters must be wired in parallel.

Does each baseboard heater need its own circuit?

240-volt baseboard heaters are in need of a dedicated circuit to supply enough power for proper functionality. The general rule of thumb is that baseboard heaters need a 20-amp circuit that requires a 12-gauge wire for either type heater.

How do you wire two baseboard heaters?

Connecting the heaters in series means that one of the wires from the power source (the thermostat) goes on one end of the first heater, the other end of that first heater is connected to one end of the second heater, and the last end is connected back to the power source.

How many baseboard heaters can be on a 15 amp circuit?

One 240V circuit

With one 240V, 15A breaker, you can drive 12A of heater — giving 2880 watts. A 2000W heater is fine in this configuration.

How many baseboard heaters can I put on a 30-amp circuit?

These three baseboard heaters can be connected to a two-pole 30-amp breaker that is supplying power to the heaters with a two-wire 10-gauge ROMEX® cable-type wire.

How many 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. There are three 1,000 watt heaters.

Do I need a single or double pole thermostat?

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Quote from Youtube video: For a double pole thermostat you will have four wires two lines and two loads. The difference between these is that single pole thermostat doesn't have a true off setting.

Can you wire a baseboard heater on either side?

Wire connections can be made on either side of the baseboard heater.

What size breaker do I need for a 1500 watt baseboard heater?

A 1500-watt heater on a 120-volt circuit thus needs a breaker of 15.6 amps. Because a 15-amp breaker would be too small, you need a breaker with the next highest rating, which is 20 amps.

What size wire do I need for electric baseboard heaters?

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.

What does L1 and T1 mean on a thermostat?

For single-pole thermostats:

Using a wire connector, connect the hot supply wire to the thermostat wires. Typically, this is marked “L1” or “Line.” Step 8. Connect the remaining thermostat wire, typically marked “T1” or “Load,” to the same color supply wire feeding the baseboard heater.

What is the maximum baseboard heating load that may be connected to a 20-amp circuit breaker?

If you use 240V baseboard heaters, the 20-amp circuit can support a net total of 4,800 W. That’s two 2,000 W baseboard heaters or three 1,500 W baseboard heaters. In short, a 20-amp circuit can handle anywhere from 2,400 W to 4,800 W of baseboard heater electric power input.

How many 1500 watt heaters can be on a 15 amp circuit?

For example, a bedroom is typically on a 15 Amp circuit breaker. A 1500 watt space heater (on high setting) will draw 12.5 Amps.

How many amps does it take to run a 1500 watt heater?

A 1500 watt space heaters will draw 12.5 Amps. The 15 Amp limit is reached when a few lights or a television are on the same circuit.

Does a 1500 watt heater need its own circuit?

Space heaters can range from 400 to 1500 watts, but a good rule of thumb is that the maximum watts per outlet should never exceed 1500 watts. In other words, yes, your 1500-watt heater needs its own circuit.

How many amps is 1500 watts at 240 volts?


Alternatively, if you have a 1,500W heater at 240V, it is using 6.25amps (1,500/240=6.25).

What size breaker do I need for a 10000 watt heater?

For the sake of brevity, the appropriate size breaker for a 10k-W heater is 50 amperes with a #6 American Wire Gauge copper cord connecting it to the breaker itself.

How many amps does a 10 kw heater draw?

10kW = 10000W. 208V/230V. Heating Capacity: 30,001 BTU/H – 35,000 BTU/H. Max Fuse Breaker: 60 Amp.

MrCool 10kW Heat Strip w/ Circuit Breaker for Universal Air Handler.

Part Number MHK10U
Maximum Amperage 50 Amp
Maximum Voltage 208V/230V
Wattage 10000W
Weight 8.00 lb

What size wire do I need for a 10 kw heater?

I use #6 Cu NM for 10kw/240v, also.