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got this tanning bed 12 bulbs on top 100w each with a 16 ga. cord with 20A 250v plug on it. then the bottom is the same set up 12 bulbs 100w each with a 16 ga. cord with 20A 250v plug on it. both plugs are replacements ,not what came org. so I have 2 plugs that must be plugged into 2 different 20A outlets do I have to stay with the 2 separate outlets and plugs or can I combine the two power cords at the plug and put one 40A plug on them and then run a 40A 220v line to a 40A 220V outlet the top and bottom of this bed is independed of each other along with each section having its own timer. the people I got it from had 2 outlets for it . but there seems there must be a better way to plug this in .and run less wire but a larger ga.wire.Both the top and bottom together would pull a total of 3100 watts any info. would help. I have no problem running a 40A 220v circuit but I don't know if this would be safe for the bed. you know because we are going to be inside this thing and don't want it zapping us. seems to me this would work figuring each bed cord will only pull the amps needed for that section of bed. thanks for any help.
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It seems to me that your total load is about 13 amps @240 volts. If that is the case you can run one 20 amp circuit, and either use two outlets or replace both cord sets with one 20 amp cord

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maybe this can be converted into a plant growing device somehow? replacing the older/unsafe bulbs many be a hidden large cost, check out bulb prices first. first for the dangers see: http://www.westchestergov.com/health/Laws/TanningSalons.htm "Since most sun lamps and tanning beds emit UVA radiation, doesn't that make them safer than natural sunlight? No. It's true that most sun lamps emit mainly UVA radiation, and that these so­called "tanning rays" are less likely to cause a sunburn than UVB radiation from sunlight. But, contrary to the claims of some tanning parlors, that doesn't make them safe. UVA rays have a suspected link to malignant melanoma, and, like UVB rays, they also may be linked to immune system damage. What's the government's position on using sun lamp products found in tanning parlors and in homes? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage people to avoid use of tanning beds and sun lamps. "
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Just a personal comment. As a 40+ year cancer survivor who had both parents die of cancer, I suggest you may want to rethink the use of that device. It is not safe. You are doing your bodies a serious disservice.
I have had over a dozen separate operations in the last 40 years that turned out to be life threatening melanoma. Maybe another half dozen that were not cancer. Most can be directly related to sun exposure. 40 years ago I was given a 10% chance of making it five years. I am doing well, but don't bet your life on being able to do as well.
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how does 12 time a hundred twice equal 3100? I would personally doubt if the unit is even 220v. It's just uv tubes. Should run on a standard 15a 120v outlet.
'course on the other hand, why would you want a tanning bed anyway? Hoping for early skin cancer or something?
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I was kinda wondering that myself. Maybe there's something else in there with the bulbs... like a treadmill

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12 bulbs top 12 bulbs bottom $ total bulbs + there are fans which use 240v motors

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700 WATTS worth of fans????! Good gawd man, that'll blow you out of the thing.
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Steve Barker LT wrote:

Plus ballast?

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Steve Barker LT wrote:

That would be 12x100 plus the ballast.

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I'd contact the manufacturer to see what they recommend.
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My wife has a 26 bulb tanning bed, and it's wired for 240V 30A. Check with the manufacturer.

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bet she's got skin like leather eh?
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A single larger diameter circuit is not necessarily going to be cheaper or easier at all than two smaller circuits. Put the duplex output on two halfs of a single split 12ga circuit (with shared neutral). You'd be just using a single run of plain vanilla 12/3 romex, which is going to be a whole lot easier and cheaper than going to 10ga or thicker, or running more than one cable.
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