Bought this induction coocktop that says "220" but the wire is this one enter image description here

My question is How can I connect this if it does not have a second wire for the 220?

Live in Mexico, we use 4 wire, two 110 hot lines, one neutral and one ground.

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    Hmmm- that looks suspiciously like it was meant for either the European market, or Australia, or New Zealand where they carry 220v on a single wire.
    – Kyle
    Sep 26, 2022 at 0:08
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    I am sorry to say that I do not think you are going to be able to get this to work. Hopefully Amazon there is good with returns. Best of luck.
    – Kyle
    Sep 26, 2022 at 0:25
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    Lack of safety ground is a clue that this is junk (not even junque) If you have a voltmeter you should be able to see that you (very likely, following the pattern of El Norte, unless someone really messed up your wiring) have 220-240V between the two different "110V" hot lines which can run legitimate 240V loads. But not this one if you value your life, house, etc.
    – Ecnerwal
    Sep 26, 2022 at 1:30
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    @Ecnerwal Correction: The induction cooker is a electrical appliance with a plastic bottom shell and does not require a ground wire. The top is glass, so no metal is exposed.
    – asinine
    Sep 26, 2022 at 6:13
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    @JamesRisner Your impressions about 240V and neutral would be dangerously wrong in North America. That 240V "neutral" is actually the other hot line. Here's the 411. youtube.com/watch?v=jMmUoZh3Hq4 Sep 27, 2022 at 6:24

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This is cheap Chinese unit off of Amazon Marketplace, which is a 3rd party marketplace similar to eBay where you are buying from random 3rd party sellers. . Marketplace results are seamlessly blended with true "Sold by Amazon" results, and you can't tell the difference unless you know where to look.

Anyway, Mexico is under El NEC, and NEC 110.2 requires using equipment approved by a recognized independent testing lab such as UL or CSA. I can tell just by looking at it that it's not approved, because they won't approve it without a ground wire in the cable.

So back to Amazon it goes, unfortunately. I know the prices there are very enticing, but not only is that gear illegal and unsafe, it's also very poorly made so you're not going to get your money's worth.

The instructions are assuming you are in a "230V single-phase" country like Europe, Asia, Africa or random places in South America. North America and a few border countries are 110/220V split-phase countries, with 220V on the two hot wires and 110V from either hot to neutral.

If it were legitimate, you would connect the two supply wires to the two hots, and safety ground to safety ground.

The USA and Canada did a voltage bump to 120V/240V, but many still call it 110V.

  • Thanks for your answer, I think I need to return the product because anything alse sound dangerous, like a 220/110 3000w converter
    – Emir
    Sep 26, 2022 at 0:50
  • The induction cooker is a electrical appliance with a plastic bottom shell and does not require a ground wire. If the home power supply has a ground connection, you can leave it empty.
    – asinine
    Sep 26, 2022 at 4:44
  • @Ruskes Never the less, anything marked for 220-240 volts between Hot and Neutral is not designed for the North America Market.
    – DoxyLover
    Sep 26, 2022 at 5:25
  • @DoxyLover now that we solved the mystery of missing ground, looking at the installation manual it shows that for 240V one is to use the two wires connected to L1 1and L2
    – asinine
    Sep 26, 2022 at 6:05
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    @emir 25A at 220-240V requires a 6000 watt converter. What's more, the 120V supply to such a converter would need to be 50A, which isn't really practical. Sep 26, 2022 at 18:22

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