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#97872 - 04/07/06 08:34 AM Tanning bed  
Sparky_1  Offline
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Tanning bed

A customer of mine bought a used Lohmann tanning bed.
The problem is that he doesn't have a manual for this bed, and the previous owner had her father do the original wiring, so
I don't know if the unit requires a GFI protection. The cord end were cut off and installed in a juntion box.
This unit is now sitting in
the basement on the concrete floor.
To play it safe, I'm going to put a GFI breaker on this unit, will the ballast create problems for the GFI??

Name plate rating is 1580 watts for each half of the bed and a voltage rating of 240.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,


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#97873 - 04/07/06 10:00 AM Re: Tanning bed  
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If the GFCI protection you install trips, then the bed is a hazard, and you may have saved a life. A GFCI is a good idea.


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#97874 - 04/07/06 06:48 PM Re: Tanning bed  
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I installed the outlet for a tanning bed about 6 months ago & the manufacturer specified that the voltage be in a very narrow range. I special ordered a transformer from them to get it within range.

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