So this is still not very clear to me: I am trying to get 240V to an appliance that does not need a plug (direct wiring), I won't need a neutral wire, is this right? In fact there is nowhere to connect it on the appliance, right? I just need the two hot wires wired to the L1 and L2 lines and it will work. Additionally, I can wire the ground to the ground line, for safety (not doing this would be crazy), but no current would go through this during normal operation, right? I might be completely wrong here, just trying to understand.
I started from this thread: Why Do 240V Circuits Not Require Neutral?