Is it more expensive to heat with 110 volts instead of 220 volts?
No, it costs the same no matter what voltage is used. The cost is based on the kilo wattage used per hour. The equation that best explains this is Watts = Amps x Volts. For example if there is a device that draws 1000 watts, it is the product of the amps drawn by the voltage needed to make the device operate. At 110 volts the amperage will be 1000/110 = 9.09 amps to equal 1000 watts. At 220 volts the amperage will be 1000/220 = 4.45 amps. At 480 volts the amperage will be 1000/480 = 2.08. As you can see both sides of the equation always balance. This is the reason you are billed on wattage use rather than what the amperage or voltage is because these values vary depending on what the manufacturer recommends to operate their equipment.
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With a voltmeter. Keep volt meter terminal on phase and neutral wire and it will show the exact volatage
Not w/o a step-up transformer.
I am in Manila and would like to make 1 220 volt receptacle into a 110 volt receptacle thanks
Get someone who is qualified before you set your house on fire
yes, you would have to replace the single poll breaker with a 2 poll of the same trip rating. I use the word carefully often as a reminder, the circuit breaker panel is hot. I…f you have the luxury of turning off the main breaker, do so. It also assumed you have room for a 2 pole breaker. Tools you will need; Flat head and/or Philips screwdriver, test light or meter, red electrical tape and wire cutters/strippers. . With the cover carefully removed, locate the existing single poll circuit in your panel. . shut breaker off, verify with test light or meter. . Remove black wire from breaker and carefully trace back to where the wire comes into the panel. This will help you locate the paired white wire . . Carefully remove the white wire from the neutral buss. Note: Leave the green ground wire where it is. All circuits must be grounded regardless of voltage! . Using the red electrical (trace) tape, run a few turns of tape over the white insulation jacket to signify line 2 or another hot wire. White always represent neutral, red represents hot as does black. Note: You should repeat the trace tape step at the other end of this wire for safety. . Neatly and carefully move new red trace wire to breaker location and pair with black. . Carefully remove existing breaker by prying the breaker up from opposite side of the screws, towards the direction of the screws. . Carefully stab down new 2 pole breaker by first installing the foot (below the screws) of the breaker in the shoe or tab. Then carefully push the other end down over the buss bars. Note: the breaker must be in the off position. you'll get zapped other wise. . install black wire in top screw and red trace wire in bottom screw, or match any existing 2 pole breakers in your panel. Tighten, but do not over tighten screws. . Close up the panel flip the breaker as long as the other side is buttoned up and good luck.
Europe uses 220/240 volts, USA and Canada use 110/120 volts. The lower voltage is less dangerous if you touch a live wire.
less efficient than the 110 volt motor.because as the voltage is more so the loss will be more. therefore efficiency will be less.
Dubai uses 220 VAC at 50 Hz (in the USA, we use 120 VAC at 60 Hz). They also use the G type plug.
AC voltage conversions are usually done with transformers. Most commonly, a 3 phase 277/480v system is transformed to a 3 phase 120/208v system. You can, however transform …to anything you like with the proper transformer. If you are trying to convert 480v single phase to 240v single phase, such as for home use, then ask for that type transformer. It would use only 2 phases of the 3 phase system. Using 2 phases is called single phase and there are reasons for this that are beyond the scope of this answer. 220v and 110v are field measurements of what is considered 240v and 120v when ordering equipment or applying code.
Some of the more powerful motors need more voltage to operate but it would be a waste to have all small motors also use 220 volts. Think of it like a semi truck. It needs the …larger, more powerful engine to do it's job but to put that same motor in an economy car would be way too much.
In general, yes. but what is important is to look at the SEER rating of the unit. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. Also, consider the size of the room you a…re trying to cool and the average outside temp and humidity that the unit will be working against. You may only need a 5000 BTU unit or for a large room a 12 or 18K unit. I know, TMI.
If it is a straight 220 volt circuit with no neutral, then a step down transformer will have to be utilized.
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Most residential service in USA has both. In the USA 110 to 120 volts is a given and it would be very unusual not to have 220 to 240 volts. It can be easily tested at main pan…el with a volt meter. Or as an alternative call your power company.
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your amperage goes down so you can use smaller wire
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France uses 220-240 volts for their electrical system.
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220 heater on 110 volts The load is a resistive load and as such it is governed by Ohm's law. Current is directly proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to …the resistance. As the voltage goes down so does the current. For example take a 2200 watt heater at 220 volts = 10 amps. R = E/I = 220/10 = 22 ohms of resistance in the heater. Now take the 2200 watt heater and using the same formula and at 110 volts. I = E/R, Amps = Volts / Resistance. 110/22 = 5 amps. As you can see ohm's law holds true, the current is inversely proportional to the resistance and as the voltage goes down so does the current. To answer the question, yes a 220 volt heater will run on a 110 volt circuit but at 1/4 of the wattage that the heater is rated at. W = A x V = 5 x 110 = 550 watts. 500/2200 = .25 or 25%.
Safer is 110 V