How to Wire a Tanning Bed

If you've recently purchased a tanning bed for use in your home, you're probably curious about how to set it up. Do you need any special electrical components? How much power will it require? In most cases, wiring a tanning bed for residential use is quite simple and costs very little.

Wire a Tanning Bed

Step 1

Read the manual that came with your tanning bed to learn the voltage your new tanning bed uses. Most tanning beds are 120 or 220 volts.

Step 2

Determine whether your home's electrical outlet will handle the tanning bed. If your tanning bed runs on 120 volts, then chances are your tanning bed will work in a standard electrical outlet. Some larger tanning beds require 220 volts.

Step 3

Contact an electrician if your tanning bed uses 220 volts. In this case, you will need to have a new outlet installed.

Step 4

Locate an electrical outlet that can be used exclusively for the tanning bed. To prevent electrical overloads, it is best to have one outlet dedicated solely to your tanning bed.

Step 5

Consider installing a buck-booster to lower or raise the voltage used in your tanning bed. Contact the company you purchased the tanning bed from to determine whether or not a buck-booster is needed.