How Do You Wire a 50 Amperage Outlet?

To wire a 50 amperage outlet, begin by installing a junction box alongside an existing wall stud. Run 3-strand 50 amp wires from the circuit breaker in the home to the place chosen to locate the outlet. Once the wires are in place, strip off the insulating sleeve from the last quarter-inch to expose the three wires.

  • Attach the red wire to the labeled "hot" terminal on the outlet.
  • Attach the black wire to the labeled "ground" terminal on the outlet.
  • Attach the white wire to the labeled "neutral" terminal.
  • Mount the outlet onto the stud.
  • Turn off the circuit breaker and attach your wires to the 50 amp breakers.
  • Turn the power back on and test the outlet.
  • If installing the outlet in a home, be familiar with the National Electric Code. It dictates the proper placement and procedure for outlets of this type. If installed incorrectly, a person can receive fines if the home is ever inspected. Proceed with the wiring only if confident in wiring abilities.

    The wiring process for a 50-amp outlet is fairly simple and within the skill set of most homeowners. Washers and dryers, refrigerators, and other large appliances commonly use 50 amp outlets, and they may also be used to charge some kinds of recreational vehicles.