Tanning bed wiring

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Old 09-29-16, 05:49 PM
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Tanning bed wiring

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I have a Montego Bay Celebrity Wolff tanning bed (24 bulb) and I cannot figure out why my bed doesn't want to come on. The power being supplied is 220V. and when plugged in, the main On/Off switch will show power (lights up in the On position) but when the timer is placed to something above "0" the power light goes out and the bed does not come on. Also, there is a switch/relay overload protector ( i think) which is the first thing the incoming wires connect to. this switch/relay has "button/reset" on the front that when pushed in the bed will come on but once you release it the bed goes back off. Also i have very little to no electrical experience so any help/ideas are greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 09-29-16, 06:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums Zach.

These tanning beds can be finicky. Some of them must run on 220vac max.
I see you're in the States..... your electric service is 240vac.
Can you post the exact model number for me ?

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Old 09-30-16, 03:43 AM
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MI-C24 is the model number. Also, I have a buck/boost transformer installed which brings the 240V down to between 215 and 220V (verified).
 

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Old 09-30-16, 09:07 PM
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Ok... back to your first post. That unit you called a relay is actually a contactor. There is a 120v coil that pulls that contactor in.

My guess..... you have the bed wired incorrectly. I believe you may have the neutral incorrectly connected or don't have a neutral that is referenced to the transformer.

Did you have an electrician do the connecting ?
It's going to take using a meter to check from the neutral inside the bed to both incoming legs.

L1 to N and L2 to N must remain at 110v when the bed is turned on.
 
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