Can you plug a 240v heater into a 220v dryer plug?
You might have a problem as the dryer plug also carries a neutral with it. What type of plug is on the heater right now?
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Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . An appliance designed for 240V absolutely must have a 240V outlet installed for it; there is no way to properly power it with 120V. If you aren't able to install a 240V outlet yourself, you should contact an electrician…. . You'll have to install a double-pole breaker in your breaker box. As for the outlet, read the instructions and determine what size outlet (how many amps) you need. For the cables, if it's an air conditioner that requires 120/240V then you'll need a 4 conductor wire. (3 wires plus ground.) If it just requires 240V you'll need a 3 conductor wire. (2 wires plus ground.) For wire sizes, some recommendations, which exceed the National Electrical Code, are: 15 Amps or less: 12 gauge; 20 Amps or less: 10 gauge; 30 Amps or less: 8 gauge; 40 Amps or less: 6 gauge; 50 Amps or less: 4 gauge. Again, these values are over-sized but bear in mind that the actual length of the run is very important and must be taken into account when selecting the gauge of wiring to use for a new circuit. Best practice is to check with a licensed electrician or see Table 310.16 in the National Electrical Code. . If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use an electrician's test meter having metal-tipped probes (not a simple proximity voltage indicator) to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. . IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
for USA,Canada and countries running a 60 Hertz supply service. The question asks "Can you convert an existing 240V plug to a 120Vplug.?" ,Missing is the purpose of the 240V plug. Is it a Euro HairDryer, or a Stove Plug for a 2000W oven? A1: IF it is for a Universal Power supply for electronic…equipment, YES it can, as long as the equipment can workwith 120V and less than 12 Amps of current. (12 Amps is 80% of a 15Amp Circuit-That is the Limit of Power through the Wiring). If youneed more power (Tim Allen from Tool-Time comes to mind,) then youneed to contact an electrician to string new wiring to the outlet. A2: IF it is for a specific piece of equipment that needs 240Vto run, (Stove, Dryer, Welder), then NO , you cannot'convert' the existing 240V plug. A3: IF it is for a 'Euro' appliance (Less than 1000Watts power), IF the frequency of the motor is for 50 Hz, NO , as the speed rating depends on that frequency. A4: If its for a HDTV or similar appliance, NO , as the appliance is made to work in those countrieswhere the 240 plug works. Adapers are available for the powersupply, but for Region DVD players, it will not change the regionyou are in. A5: IF it is for an incandescent light fixture, YES ,the plug can be converted, as long as the current to the lamp doesnot exceed the wiring. Typical lamps in North America are designedfor 60W lamps, They consume 60W of power when operating, at 120Volts, and have 1/2 ampere of current in them. 18 Gauge AWG wiringis used for lamp cord as a minimum to handle the current. IF its a EURO lamp, designed for 60W bulbs, at 240V, it will onlyhandle 1/4 Ampere current, and USING a 60W light bulb is TWICE asmuch as it is designed for. IT would work at 30, but IT IS NOTRATED for 120V service. If your house burned down, the insurancewould not cover the fire because the lamp is unapproved for use inNorth America. 5 different scenarios, 2 will work, 3 will not. Generallyyou would plug the correct appliance in the correct socket in thecorrect country of purchase. Do this electrical work only if you feel confident that you can doit safely. If not then this is the procedure that an electricianwould use and you would be able to follow what he is doing. Againan electrician should be your first choice. This answer assumesthat the old receptacle was 15 or 20 amps and the new receptaclewill be 15 amps. If you consider doing this the first thing is SHUTTHE MAIN BREAKER OFF. Use an auxiliary light source to see whenworking in a dead panel. Always keep in mind an ARC FLASH ACROSSHOT MAINS HAS ENOUGH HEAT TO PEAL THE SKIN OFF OF YOU. Before anexplanation of how to do this you should keep in mind that this isfor a single receptacle only. If any other receptacles are on thesame circuit they will also be changed to 120 volts. That said OK,any 240 volt outlet can be changed to 120 volt by removing thewhite wire from the 2 pole breaker and inserting it into theneutral bus bar. Remove the other wire (probably black) from thebreaker. Remove the 2 pole breaker from the breaker panel. Installtwo single pole 15 amp breakers into the hole left by the 2 polebreaker. Leave both of these breakers turned off. Connect the blackwire that came off of the 2 pole breaker on to one of the newsingle pole 15 amp breaker. Re install the cover to the electricalpanel, this end is finished. Remove the existing 240 voltreceptacle and install the new 120 volt receptacle. Materials canbe purchased at local building supply store. Remember to take theelectrical panel data with you so you have the information for the2 new breakers. Once you have the receptacle installed, identify onthe electrical panel door what the breaker is used for. Leave theunused breaker in the off position. Turn the main breaker back on.Test the new receptacle with a lamp to make sure every thing is OK. yes, you have two hot lines in a 240 outlet (!!!in NorthAmerica!!!), disconnect one of them from the breaker box changebreaker to a single throw and wire in new outlet It may not be as simple as above. Is the old wire heavy enough for the new circuit? You cannotincrease the current rating above that of the old circuit, but youcan decrease it safely. How many wires are there? If there are 4,you will have an unused hot. If there are 3 you need to switch onehot to be neutral to your new outlet. Anyways, you need to: . Get a new outlet you wish to install (based on wire size) . Get a new breaker correctly sized to the outlet. !!!Get a newbreaker correctly sized to the CONDUCTOR!!! A breaker protects theconductor, not the outlet. Although the two go hand in hand, a ruleof thumb is to size the breaker based on the wire, orvice-versa(load). (eg, (CEC) #14=15A, #12=20A, #10=30A) . Remove the old breaker. Wire the black hot wire to your newbreaker. If the other hot was a red wire and there is aneutral(3-wire), cap the red wire with a wire nut. If there is noneutral the old, unused hot needs to be connected to the neutralbus. (If for some reason you don't have a white wire (like you havea red-sheathed run of heat-ex) wrap the new neutral with white tape(and only really do this if the wire is larger than #6). If forsome really strange reason you have two black wires STOP. You won'tbe able to tell which is which at the other end and need to pullnew wire. or hire an electrician to meter it out) If you have anold neutral wire check that it is tightly connected to the neutralbus. Now the circuit is wired in the panel for 110V. Leave it offfor now. . Replace the old 220V outlet with the new 110V outlet. If youhad to mark wires with tape in the panel do the same here. . Smoke test! Turn on the breaker and see if it works. If itdoes, good job. If it doesn't, turn the breaker off and test yourwork. (MORE)
How do you change a 4-wire 240V plug for a dryer to a 3-wire 240V plug for a welder and which wires do you use?
Answer . \nThe existing 4 wires meaning Red, Black, White, Bare? Red and black are "hot" (using 120V from each phase of your service entrance), white is neutral, and bare is ground.. Answer . Ground the bare or green wire to the electrical box then use red and black as your hot wires and whi…te as neutral. You must ground the welder itself also with a jumper wire in order to be safe. (MORE)
Answer . \nCheck out the home electricity part of this page, this question gets anwered several times in there. Good Luck.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nIn residential service 110, 115, 117, 120, and 125V are functionally the same. 220, 230, 240, and 250V are also all functionally the same.
If you plugged in a new electric dryer into a 240V power outlet and nothing happened is it likely you have blown a fuse?
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. First of all, it's 240 Volts, not 220. Even though everybody you know calls it "220", it's really 240 Volts you need, and that's what an electrician would call it. OK, it sounds like you can't figure out if your dryer is fault…y or if there is no power to the unit. The very first thing to do is go to your household electricity main breaker panel and check if the supply of electricity to the dryer circuit has been cut off because a fuse has blown or any breakers have tripped. The old dryer may have blown the fuses or tripped the breakers when it went wrong. If you find that you have a blown fuse, then replace it with one of the exact same currrent rating (amps). If you have breakers, look for either the old-style ones - they have a tie-bar connecting the handles of two side-by-side breakers together - or the new kind that have a single handle on a pair of breakers. They should also have a label or markings saying their ampacity rating, either 20, 25 or 30 amps. Turn them off and back on. Old breakers can look like they've been reset when they're actually still tripped. Then go back to the new dryer and see if it now works. If it still won't work then there are two possible reasons that will have to be considered: . the new dryer needs more power than the old one and that is why the fuses blew or the breakers tripped. If that is the reason, they will just keep on cutting off the supply until you have them upgraded to give enough power to your new dryer. Only a licensed electrician should do that kind of work for a 240 Volt circuit. . if you definitely know that the new dryer is not more powerful than the old one, you will have to consider checking the outlet to be sure that it is receiving power. If you know how to use a voltmeter or another kind of power testing device or indicator safely then you could do that. If using a meter or power test device is beyond your skill-level, then you must ask someone who knows more about electricity to do this for you, to save you the expense of calling an electrician and not needing his services other than to tell you that your dryer is faulty, or calling an appliance repairman only to have him tell you that there is no power to your dryer. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
How do you plug two separate but stackable washer and dryer with one needing 240V and the other needing 120V into one 240V outlet?
You DON'T! The washer needs to be on a separate dedicated circuit; 120v, 20 amps. The dryer needs to be on a 240 V, 30 amp dedicated circuit. Trying to do otherwise is unsafe.
Answer . To be simple, you can't. You can convert the plug but then the appliance won't work and possibly start a fire. Electricians are not trained as heart surgeons but playing with something you don't understand is like taking your life in your own hands.....pkazsr
Is there a conversion plug allowing a 3 prong 240V dryer outlet to be used to power a table saw with a 240V volt 3 hp motor when the dryer is unplugged and not in use?
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . The correct answer to your question will depend on the exact locations used for the present clothes dryer and the planned powered table saw unit and also its power rating in (watts) compared to the dryer.. The reason yo…u need to know this for a very important technical reason: compared to the dryer the saw would probably take a different load cu rrent and would therefore need a different sized breaker on the main panel and a separate branch circuit cable having a different wiring size as well as a different sized outlet . . As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. . IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
I have a need to charge up something that is rechargeable from an Asian country and want to know if you can plug a 240V foreign device with European 2-prong plug into a US 240V 3-prong dryer outlet?
Yes, but . Electrically yes, you can. Assuming everything is OK it will work fine. I have no idea if it will work physically, but you shouldn't just plug them together:\n. \n But... \n. \nYou want to put an overcurrent device in between the outlet and your device. A US dryer outlet is us…ually fused at 30A, which is very high for consumer electronics. If something goes wrong in your charger it will catch fire before the breaker pops. Inserting a inexpensive fuse will prevent this. Be sure to use one rated for 240VAC (like a 3AG fuse) and not an automotive fuse. If you travel often you may want to make yourself a pigtail consisting of a US dryer cord, a overcurrent device (I would use a breaker here), and an outlet (or power strip) from the other country. (MORE)
Answer . Hi, They're shaped differently, so probably not. Besides, plugging in a 120 volt device into a 240 volt power source would be disastrous to the device and not a good idea. Hope this helps, Cubby
A higher voltage incandescent (not transformer powered) lamp will work on a lower voltage system but, as has been mentioned in the answer below, it won't be as bright. Often 130 Volt lamps are used on a 120 Volt system to make a so called "long life bulb". A 240 Volt lamp would barely glow on …a 120 Volt supply and it would use only a quarter of the energy (Watts) that it would normally use at 240 Volts (because of the way voltage and current are related to energy) but it could still be used as a heat source in a small enclosure without having the brightness of a normally-used lamp. There is some very "muddled thinking" going on in the suggested answers below this one... So let's get some things clear in our minds... 1. Light bulbs have "bases" on them, not "plugs". 2. You never "plug" a bulb into an "outlet", you "screw" it into a "lamp holder". 3. The idea of running a 220-240 Volt bulb from a 110-120 Volt circuit is about as sensible as asking if you can drive a car around all day in first gear... Sure you can do it, but it just doesn't make sense! The lamp will glow so weakly as to be useless as a practical source of light so it would be a waste of a perfectly good bulb! 4. If you want to have a low light output, all you need to do is to use a low wattage 110-120 Volt bulb! Probably not. The plugs should be different and not compatible with the socket. Correction: Yes, you can if you just rewire with a standard UL approved plug which you can get at your local hardware store. The lights will be very dim, but will last a long time. Most regular 220v bulbs have Edison bases and you can simply change them out with 120v bulbs and you're good to go. (MORE)
Yes, it's called a step-up transformer because, if I understand correctly, you want to step up from a 110v power source to run a 220v dryer. Depending on the power (wattage) rating of the dryer, it will probably cost as much as having 220v service installed by an electrician. Furthermore, the 110v c…ircuit must be fused for at least twice the current rating of the dryer, assuming the transformer is 100% efficient. This is because Power = Voltage x Current. If you halve the voltage (220 --> 110), you must double the current in order to maintain the same power rating. For example, if the dryer normally draws 20 amps at 220 volts, it will require at least 40 amps from a 110 volt circuit. This would require a 4000 volt-amp transformer-- a very pricey item indeed. If you opt for such a unit I would certainly consult a certified electrician. (MORE)
You can not. The device has been permanently destroyed and only replacement will suffice. If the item was not replaceable, then you are out of luck.
Definitely not. The plug would be the wrong type anyway, so thereis physical block to doing what is suggested, but other than thatexcess current would flow, you would hope for the fuse to blow, andif that did not happen the thing could catch fire.
Only if you have a transformer or something of the sort to step down the voltage. Otherwise, all you'll do is burn out whatever you're trying to plug in
No. Sounds like a fairly hazardous thing to try as well.. If it's to use a heater in the US, then buy a US heater at a lower cost than any adaptor that might do the job for you.. If it's to use on a UK building site that has 110V but doesn't have 240V, it breaks all the rules because you end up wi…th 240V where you shouldn't. (MORE)
Probably, because a "220V dryer" and a "240V dryer" might be the same thing if you're in the United States. Most electricity in the U.S. can vary within about 5% of 120V (114V to 126V) for single-phase, two-wire current (commonly called "110"). For single-phase, three-wire current (split-phase cu…rrent, commonly called "220"), the voltage can vary within about 5% of 240V (228V to 252V). So, as long as the holes in the outlet and the plug from the dryer have the same configuration, the dryer should work. If not, replacing the outlet so that it matches the plug should be all that's needed. (MORE)
Assuming United States:. 110=115=120 volts. 220=230=240 volts. The numbers have changed over the years, but now services are typically 120v or 240v. Anything listed for 10 volts one way or the other is designed for those voltages.
If you mean installing a plug in your wall for the dryer, I advise calling an electrician unless you know someone who is very experienced and confident with electricity.. A dryer requires 220 volts of electricity, twice what most home outlets deliver. A line has to be run from each side of your bre…aker box through the wall to the where you want the outlet to be (110 volts from each side of your breaker box). If you go to a large home/hardware store, they can show you the right plug to use.. Again, electricity is very dangerous, especially when you are working directly with the service panel (breaker box) in your house. Please be safe. (MORE)
NO...you'll fry it and yourself without a step down converter. 220v is 30+amps, 110v is 15. Volts don't kill, Amps do.
You don't! The higher voltage could likely start a fire. Otherwise you must have a transformer to change the voltage of the outlet to 110v, then plug the appliance into that. The transformer must be rated at the proper wattage. If you are taking a US appliance overseas to a country that has 220v …you can usually find the heavy duty transformers there. The plugs are shaped differently to prevent plugging into the wrong voltage system.. It is not terribly difficult to add a 110v outlet. Take a standard duplex receptacle and break the link on the side between the two gold screws so you have the top and bottom operating separately. Put one hot on the top gold screw and the other hot on the bottom gold screw and put neutral on the silver screw. You will have 110v on both top and bottom. Do yourself a favor and turn the circuit off before you start.. If you wire-nut 12ga wire onto the existing wire you will have an easier time than trying to make the heavy gage wire go on the screws. Remember that if you put 12ga in the circuit you will need to downgrade the circuit breakers to 20 amp. 14ga: 15 amp. The dryer circuit breakers are likely side-by-side in the box and may be linked together. You can take that link off because you don't gain anything by having both circuits pop at the same time once you have split them at the outlet. Also, make certain that you have a good ground. Since you are (presumably) close to the washing machine, you ought to put GFCI breakers in. (MORE)
the size of the wire that you need to run depends on the the amperage of the device/appliance you'll be hooking up to that line. Use #12 wire for 20 amp, #10 for 30 amp, #8 wire for 40 amps and #6 for 50 amps. Hope that helps.
Yes, BUT rotating machinery should not be as the appliance might over speed and wit little back EMF might burst into flames!! If the load is totally resistive there should be no problem with this connection. If there is a motor load associated with this appliance then this connection is not recom…mended. Frequency governs the speed in revolutions of the motor. In some appliances this will have a detrimental effect in its operation. (MORE)
If the appliance is turned on, then it will most likely be destroyed. 120 V appliances simply are not rated for 240 V. Check the applicance's voltage rating. For example, a certain U.S.-made name-brand portable dryer for apartments uses 110 volts, but its voltage rating is 240 volts. Often, if you …don't have the specs or the container any more, a quick test is price: If the price was high/normal, it may have the higher voltage rating and is worth researching. If the price was low, it may be damaged. So, you get what you pay for. Here is a follow-up question: Does anyone have views about adapters sold on Amazon's site? Do they work and do they work both directions (step up and step down)? (MORE)
In 110v countries, it's got a 110v plug--the motor and heater in a dishwasher aren't very large, and the unit runs fine on 110v. In 220v countries, naturally the appliance runs on 220v.
No you can't. The dryer is designed to 220, and it won't work. You need a step down transformer rated at the hairdryer wattage.Try Tandy/Radio Shack.
You probably do not wish to do so. Current issues may become a problem for you.
If you have a breaker that has a 120240v and your dryer has a 240v plug can you change the receptacle to a 240v?
if i have a breaker that has a 120/240v and my dryer has a 240v plug can i change the receptacle to a 240v
A heater plug (Glo Plug) is a device fitted in the cylinder head (extending into the combustion chamber) of a diesel engine. . It is used to pre heat the combustion chamber to assist in starting, especially in cold climates. . Normally used for the first start of the day, the glo plug is activated… by holding a button, switch or ignition key for a few seconds prior to activating the starter. . Once the engine is started the glo plug is de- activated and normal compression ignition is achieved. (MORE)
No 220 is twice as much voltage and even if the 110 plug would fit in the 220 outlet it would cook it.
Not really, most 220v appliances, dryers, stoves, heaters, have adifferent end. The 120v house outlet has two vertical lines, (hot, neutral)and one round hole (ground), Newer appliances use a 4 prong, (2-hot,neutral, ground) Old one use three, ( 2-hot, neutral) but most are slanted (4 prongalso) an…d do not look like a 120v outlet. Is it possible to plug it in, usually NO. (MORE)
The prongs on the cord are different. Dryer are angled and stove are straight. Don't ask me why. Somebody decided they should be different.
you must check the voltage and current rating for the heater, the power itself doesnt matter Concur - Some heaters may be rated for the higher voltage which requires less current to run. Watts = Current * Voltage. You risk a fire if you try to run heater above its rated values which should be on …a plate on the appliance. (MORE)
\nNot really if the 110v plug has a 110v rated appliance fitted, 220v will blow the fuse or damage the appliance, and there is a chance that the 220v will be to much for the 110v plug to handle
It should work fine, you'll just get a less power dissipated (and therefore heat) than you're expecting.
Yes, but you will get a higher wattage output than 800 watts, this means that the lamp will glow brighter. This connection will also shorten the life of the lamp because of the higher voltage. When you state "plug", it suggests that the connection will not be made if the plug can not fit into the re…ceptacle. (MORE)
Your hair dryer has a resistance of 220/12 = Ohms. (I'm sure you can do the math.)
It is not advisable to use a 220 volt 50 Hertz machine on 240 volt60 Hertz system. The voltages match and are interchangeable but itis the frequency that is the problem. Appliances that are strictlyresistive in nature are interchangeable but when it comes toappliances that have motors involved it is… not advisable to use a50 Hz motor on 60 Hz system as, the motor will have problems withoverheating.. Another Answer While the original answer is absolutely correct, I was able tooperate my UK front-loader in Canada for many years without aproblem. But this was back in the days when front loaders weren'tvery common in North America and I had no choice. (MORE)
If an adaptor is used to make the plug fit the socket, theequipment will work. However appliances with a motor should not beused because the US operates on 60Hz instead of 50.
The pin configuration of the 240 volt receptacle is different froma 120 volt pin configuration. This is a safety factor to preventthe wrong voltage being applied to the wrong devices.
No the voltage is too low and besides the plugs are of a different configuration.
Black and Red are hot and connect to the hot lugs on the outlet. White is neutral and connects to the neutral connection. Bare copper is ground and connects to the ground connection. If you look closely on the back of the outlet you buy you will see the connections listed. I am assuming you have 10/…3 wire installed for the dryer. (MORE)
Anything of such voltage will be burnt if plugged in a 230v socket outlet because the voltage is too high.
There is no difference between a 240 volt and 220 volt device. Both voltages are within the nominal voltage range of 230 volts.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. You are approaching the problem the wrong way around. The cord to the dryer should stay a four wire as that is now the new electrical code. What should be done is changing the three wire wall receptacle to a four wire installatio…n. Turn the breaker off that controls the circuit for the dryer. Look in the back of the dryer receptacle box that is in the wall. The three wires coming in should have a bare ground wire in the cable set. It wasn't brought to the receptacle because there was no place for it on the old three wire receptacle. If you find the ground wire back there under a screw terminal, just add another short piece of wire under the screw and then connect the other end of the short wire to the new ground terminal on the new four position receptacle. The wire should be equal in size to the size of the wire that exists around the ground terminal now. If the house is so old that the range cable did not have a ground wire in it, the electrical code allows a separate green ground #10 wire to be taken from the breaker panel box to the existing range receptacle. This wire is to be bonded on each end. At the panel end to the ground buss and at the receptacle end around the ground screw at the back of the box unbroken and then to the new four position receptacle ground lug. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
Yes if the current rating of heater is less than or equal to the dryer and plugs are compatible.
Look on the appliance's data label. There are many appliances that will allow 50 - 60 Hz operations. Also there should be a 1 -800 number on the back of the operation manual. Call them and ask if the unit can be used on both frequencies.
Yes, you can. Don't forget to also convert the stove BREAKER to a dryer BREAKER (otherwise your dryer can someday fry well before the breaker trips).
You can't plug Hz into a socket outlet. What you get from an outlet is a supply of electrical power with a fixed voltage, a fixed frequency (50 or 60 Hz depending on the country) and a maximum allowed current. The equipment plugged in must be designed to operate at the same voltage as the supply vo…ltage. With some equipment it doesn't matter if it's 50 or 60 Hz, with other equipment it does matter. Check with an electrician. (MORE)