I have 4 terminals on my appliance,
L1 L1 and
L2 L2. I have 2 incoming wires on a 220v circuit, 8AWG, 40 amps. Can I use a wire nut and connect each 8 AWG wire to 2 12 AWG wires and connect each 12 AWG wire to one of the terminals? In this case, each 12AWG wire would be carrying 20amps, correct?
I'm asking because these terminals are too small for 8AWG.
L1 is supposed to be bridged with
Also, the only place I am getting measuring any resistance between the terminals is the 2nd
L2 (15MΩ and slowly climbing): https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/164011/59766