480 Volt Option

Technical Details for DaVinci and Jupiter JD2900 Kilns

  • Standard DaVinci and JD2900 kilns have three elements per section. Elements are wired in a Star (Wye) Configuration to get 277 volts at the elements. This means the voltage potential in the kiln is much safer than it would be if the elements were running at 480 volts.
  • On Quad versions we use two 240 volt elements in series.
  • Power supply does not require a neutral (it is a "floating neutral).
  • Watts are the same as 240-volt kilns. Amperage goes down.
  • An optional NEMA 1 control panel is a special heavy-duty industrial control panel. These panels are floor standing on an included stand. They typically sit on the right side of the kiln. Note that you need the NEMA1 panel to get the MET-us listing. The price of the NEMA 1 panel is added to the price of the basic 480 volt option.
  • Each kiln section is separately branch fused.
  • A lighted “On/Off” switch is included.
  • Kiln sections are “hard wired” (meaning that there are no plugs and receptacles) from the sections to the control panel with flexible “SO” cord (typically 72” long each).
  • These 480 Volt kilns are c-MET-us listed to UL499 standards if the NEMA 1 panel is ordered.
  • Click here for a PDF explaining on kiln electricity

Technical Details for Hercules and Easy-Load Front-Loading Kilns

  • Elements are 240 volt elements wired in series. This means the voltage potential in the kiln is much safer than it would be if the elements were running at 480 volts.
  • Power supply does not require a neutral.
  • Watts are the same as 240-volt kilns. Amperage goes down.
  • The control panel can be either a standard panel or a special heavy-duty industrial NEMA 1 control panel. The NEMA 1 panel is floor standing on an included stand. It typically sits on the right side of the kiln. Note that you need the NEMA1 panel to get the MET-us listing. The price of the NEMA 1 panel is added to the price of the basic 480 volt option.
  • Each kiln section is separately branch fused.
  • A lighted “On/Off” switch is included.
  • These 480 Volt kilns are c-MET-us listed to UL499 standards if the NEMA 1 panel is ordered.

Accessories Details

Accessory SKU Number Price
480 Volt Wiring L-X-480X/NN $690.00
NEMA1 Control Panel for 480 Volts (with MET-us UL499 listing) (Includes 480 volt option) L-X-480X/00 $1,380.00