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Can a generator providing 240V 20A operate a 240V clothes dryer?
You can, but be advised that whatever you plug into the new outlet should not exceed 5000W capacity (20A x 250V = 5000W)or you could risk overheating the new outlet with serio…us results. To prevent this, you should make sure the circuit breaker is a 20A also.
Answer . Don't understand this question. If the breaker is on, then the dryer would function normally, if the breaker your are referring to is the one for the dryer. If the… breaker is off then no function. A dryer runs on 220..
You really cant do it because a 220 has a heating element in it to dry the clothes unlike gas that uses fire to dry the clothes and the 120 is to turn the drum.Your drier will… keep poppin breakers which isn't good at all. Outlets and Power (110V outlets and 120V outlets are practically the same for this discussion. I will refer to them as 120V. Same with 220V/240V outlets.) By 110V outlet I'm assuming you mean a standard US 120V 15A outlet. This outlet can provide a maximum of 15A at 120V. This means the outlet can provide 1,800W of power. ( Volts x Amps = Watts ) This is the maximum amount of power this outlet can provide, no more. Also, this is assuming nothing else is drawing power off the circuit this outlet is on. If you try to pull 1800W from an outlet and plug anything else into this circuit, the breaker will blow. Your dryer is designed to run off a 30A 240V circuit. Let's say, for argument, it draws 24A at 240V. This means your appliance requires 5,760W of power to run correctly. This is 3.2 times the absolute maximum amount of power your 120V outlet can provide. There is no way you can run this appliance off this outlet. You have a larger problem here than the voltage difference. %REPLIES% You can't, you need both a and b phases. You need to install an 240v receptacle. And don't upgrade to 240V by using the same wires!! Some complete idiots will try this and burn the neighborhood down.
Answer . \nAt the service panel (breaker box) you'll need a double-pole breaker rated for the dryer (probably 30 amp) and run two "hot" wires (red & black) using 10/3 w/gro…und cable. The neutral (white) and ground (bare) are just like standard 120V connections.
If a circuit breaker is a 30A 240V for a dryer and the dryer calls for a 20A do you need to change your breaker?
No, you're fine.. Answer . Breakers are mainly used to protect the wires (and people), not the appliance. The appliance should have its own overcurrent protection (a fuse… usually). The 30 amp breaker will work in this case.. Answer . First off, dryer outlets are usually 30A as a standard, just like normal wall outlets are 15A. Secondly, you want your expected load to be 80% of your breaker size. So, a 20A load would call for a minimum 25A breaker, they just rounded up to the standard 30A breaker. (Which has a maximum expected load, by this rule, of 24A.) Good question though.
for USA, Canada and other countries using standard 60Hzelectrical services . You should put in a separate circuit back to the breaker panel. Don't try to run two dryers from… the same circuit because, even ifthe breakers protecting the circuit don't trip (which they may ormay not do, depending on the total current taken if both dryerswere operating) the two dryers could easily overload the wiring andit could cause a house fire hazard. . ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL WIRING SAFETY OFFICE BEFOREYOU ATTEMPT TO CHANGE ANYTHING - BREAKERS, CABLES OR OUTLETS - ON ANY ELECTRICAL POWER CIRCUITS IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. If you do this work yourself, always turnoff the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do anywork AND always use an electricians test meter having metal-tipped probes (not a simple proximity voltage indicator) to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
Answer \n. \n. \nIt will operate assuming you have a 120/208V 3 phase system, but it will not get as hot as it would on a 240V system. To wire it just use 2 hots instead… of 3 and connect the neutral.
Answer . You have to replace the wire (as you are increasing the current capacity), the outlet, and the breaker. Essentially you have to remove the old circuit and put in… a new one. You can't reuse parts of the old circuit as you are increasing the current capacity and they would be underrated.
the voltage of the mains electricity in the UK
The reason is to give the dryer more heating power for a given size of wiring at a safe current taken from the main supply panel. Electrical power is calculated by multiply…ing the voltage by the current drawn. So if a dryer runs on 240V (V) and draws 30 Amps of current (C) , its power (W) is given by W = V x C = 240 x 30 = 7200 Watts (= 7.2 kiloWatts) To get the same power from a 120V supply the dryer would have to draw 7200 Watts divided by 120 Volts = 60 Amps. But that amount of current is over half the maximum current capacity of the usual 100 Amp mains supply panel that is fitted in a normal-sized house!. In USA, Canada and other countries using the same 60Hz power system, houses are actually supplied with 240 Volts to the main power supply panel. This is split into two 120 Volt circuits which, between them, feed all the house's 110 Volt socket outlets. The common neutral wire is connected at the center point of the split 240 Volts on the main panel. . So it makes good sense to use the full 240 Volts for a powerful appliance such as a clothes dryer because then the current can be reduced to only 30 Amps. That is only about a third of the maximum current capacity available from the usual 100 Amp house mains supply panel.. There are also serious issues to be considered such as the size of of the wiring - to carry current safely, without overheating, wiring would have to be much thicker to carry 60 Amps instead of 30 Amps - and the sizes of power breakers required to protect the circuit in the event of a fault developing. Faults can occur due to accidental damage or to breakdowns in several places around any electrical circuit: . in the appliance itself (due to overheating from excessive weight of clothing, or build-up of fluff, or heating elements simply burning-out after many hours of use) . in the appliance's own cable and/or plug . in its wall socket outlet and/or . in the wiring from the breakers on the main supply panel to the outlet.
If you have to ask here, you shouldn't be trying to wire in a 20A compressor. You will require a special circuit for the voltage and current with an independent breaker. Ch…eck your local code for the wire size or talk to a qualified electrician.
240 volts require 2 poles on a panel - 120V each pole - so the answer on "how" is that you can't.
No, use only the voltage for the appliance that your utility system is supplying to your residence. If your system is 208 volts use 208 volt appliances. Likewise if the utilit…y system is 240 volts use only 240 volt appliances. 208 appliances on 240 will overheat the appliances and 240 appliances on 208 will not produce the wattages that the manufacturer recommends for cooking and drying.
You cannot use 2-120v outlets to power a 240v dryer. You can convert a 240v dryer outlet to power 2-120v outlets if they are supplied with a neutral. This requires a competen…t electrician. Do not do this yourself.
No. If we plug it It will work fine for some time after some time it starts getting heated and the plug gets heated up and it can lead to many dangers.