There are only two ways to connect a hot tub to power. The first is through a low 110v connection that simply plugs into a wall outlet, and the second is through a 220v, 230v, or 240v connection directly to your homes central circuit breaker box.
Does a plug and play hot tub need a dedicated outlet?
120V Plug & Play Spas should be on this circuit at any time. This circuit must be on a 20 AMP BREAKER. These spas come with a GFCI protected plug that should be plugged into a standard dedicated outlet as mentioned above. OUTLET SHOULD BE WITHIN 5-10 FEET OF THE SPA for use with supplied cord.
Do you need special electric for hot tub?
Hot tubs either require 110V or 220V of electricity. If you choose a 220V model, then you will need to work with a certified electrician to ensure you have enough electricity to power the spa, and then the electrician will be required to run the appropriate wires from your electrical panel to the hot tub.
Can I Plug my hot tub into a regular outlet?
As long as you have access to a regular three-pronged electrical outlet, you can plug in your hot tub and have it up and running within 24 hours. Hardwired hot tubs require the services of a certified electrician to connect the electricity.
How close can an outlet be to a hot tub?
It must be adjacent to the hot tub, at least 5 feet away, and within line of sight. The NEC also requires a 120V receptacle within a 10-20 foot distance from the spa.
Can you use an extension cord for a 110v hot tub?
Never use an extension cord for your hot tub. The cord provided with your spa is the proper length and gauge for current to travel safely from the electrical outlet to your spa. An extension cord forces the current to travel a longer distance and may result in a voltage drop or the cord overheating.
How far does GFCI need to be from hot tub?
between 6 to 10 feet There must be at least one convenience receptacle located between 6 to 10 feet from the inside wall of the hot tub. The receptacle must be GFCI protected. Nonmetallic conduit or liquid-tight flexible metal is permitted if the receptacle is less than 6 feet away.
Can I plug my hot tub into an extension lead?
Many inflatable hot tub manufacturers recommend against using an extension lead. Most DIY store extension leads use cable which is not sufficiently large in diameter (normally 1mmsq or 1.25mmsq) to handle the relatively high sustained current required. Most are rather long. Think of a cable like a water pipe.
What size breaker do I need for a 110V hot tub?
The other type of hot tub electrical connection is a 110V/15AMP. These type of hot tubs run on a regular 15-20 amp household circuit. They are extremely convenient since they typically dont require an electrician or any of the aforementioned hardwired electrical steps mentioned above.