How do you wire an electric sauna?

Quick steps:

  1. Once you’ve centered the heater on the wall you can measure the wire lengths needed.
  2. Run 12-5 wire from the control panel to the bottom of the sauna heater.
  3. Connect the numbered wires #10, #11 and #12, neutral and ground in the sauna control box first, then make connects the heater’s junction box.

Does a sauna need a neutral?

You indeed don’t need the neutral wire, just cap it off with a wirenut. Your sauna heater requires 240V only, not both 120 and 240V, so it has no use for the neutral wire. You are correct that one hot goes into L1, the other hot goes into L2, and the bare ground goes to the ground symbol.

Why is my sauna not working?

Why does the sauna not heat up enough? Answer: First check the fuse box to see whether a fuse has blown. Look to see if all the heating elements are glowing when the heater is turned on. If they are not, it might be because the heater’s overheat protection has tripped.

Where do you put a thermostat in a sauna?

The Saunacore heating units that do not have a control built in should mount the control box on the outside wall of the sauna room beside the door. The thermostat sensor bulb only, is to be located inside the sauna room and is to be mounted on the ceiling above the SAUNACORE heater.

Does a sauna require a GFCI breaker?

Saunas generally need to be GFCI protected. According to electrical codes, a standard home sauna must be plugged into a 240v 40amp GFCI protected outlet. Also, the GFCI protected outlet should only be dedicated to the sauna and have nothing else wired to it.

Can you use an extension cord with a sauna?

Extension cords are not recommended. It can compromise the operation of the sauna room.

Does a sauna need a GFCI breaker?

Can you plug a sauna into a regular outlet?

Alternating current only, 220-240 volts are required. The sauna must be hooked up to a “dedicated” 220-240 volt, 30-60 amp breaker and GFCI. The term “dedicated” means the electrical circuit for the sauna is not being used for any other electrical items (patio lights, appliances, garage circuits, etc.).

How do you reset an electric sauna?

First, unplug everything. Then, press the button that says “reset” (you should hear a click). Plug the sauna back into the outlet, and it should begin working again. If it trips again, you may be overloading the circuit.

How do I reset my sauna heater?

How to reset a sauna heater. Most sauna heaters have a reset button on the front toward the bottom. Press the button and it will reset. Different brands may have slight but important differences, so be sure to check the manual just in case.

What kind of wire do you use in a sauna?

Most sauna heaters require 220v and must be hard-wired to the electrical box. For saunas with 4.5kw or 6.0kw heaters require a 30-amp breaker and 10/2 wire, unless it is positioned more than 30 feet from the breaker in which case it requires an 8/2 wire.

Can you have an electrical outlet in a sauna?

Traditional saunas usually come with LED lighting that plugs into a standard 110v outlet. All of the wiring will come into the sauna through a hole that your electrician in the sauna wall below the heater for the conduit.