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
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
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.
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:
"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. "
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.
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
'course on the other hand, why would you want a tanning bed anyway? Hoping
for early skin cancer or something?
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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.
And do give my sympaties to the other patients when you get there.
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