What would you like to do?
Is it possible to use the 240V oven outlet and convert the voltage to standard 120V with some kind of external adapter?
Yes, but I do not know of an adapter per se. Expose your 220V power lines. There should be two hot wires (black and red). They can technically be split apart and wired to two separate 110V outlets, but the neutral wire would have to be shared (not split, shared), same with the ground wire. Don't do this. It is a hack and doesn't meet code. Just run the right wire.
36 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
Are you certain that you mean "amps"? Maybe you mean 110 VOLTS. The voltage in most home circuits are 110 volts except for a few appliances like driers, well pumps, hot water …heaters, etc. And even those appliances probably only use 30 amps or so. The whole house may only have the capacity for 100 amp or maybe as much as 250 amp service. And to answer the question, a 220 volt appliance would not work on a 110 volt circuit.
No. You need to have a 220 outlet. Your 110 has only 1/2 the voltage you need. Also, the question you ask is not really feasible. The wattage required by the heating elements …is more than what a 110V line could handle.. 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.. Answer . \nNO WAY. \n. \n Answer \n. \nOne person has said "homes are not wired 110v, they are wired 220v. if you put a 2 pole breaker (or 2 pole fuse, if it's a fuse panel) in the panel, you will get 220v."\n. \nAlthough it may be partly true, it does not answer the question. The related questions explore the amount of power needed for a dryer, which cannot usually be supplied through the wiring for a 110 V outlet.\n. \nSo, in general, the answer is no. You will need to run a different set of wires from the breaker/fuse panel to the location where the dryer is to be installed, and use a 2-pole breaker and the proper dryer outlet.. Answer . You could, in theory, but the transformer would weigh more than the dryer and cost at least 4 times as much as a new dryer. The circuit would also have to be upgraded to at least a 60 amp 120volt outlet. Very impractical.
NO, unless you get a converter that converts 220 to 110.
\n. \nIf the 220V circuit is dedicated, is to derate the circuit to a dedicated 110V outlet. Replace the 220V breaker with a 110V breaker and install a 110V outlet in place …of the 220V outlet. If the original circuit was 20A or greater go with a 20A breaker and a 20A outlet as Airconditioners are fairly large loads. Do not exceed the current rating of the old circuit as that is all the current the existing wiring can handle.
Is it possible to convert a 240V washing machine power outlet into a bank of 4 standard 120V outlets?
Answer . The 220 DRYER outlet is probably rated at 30 amps or more. You can't really use 20 amp or 15 amp outlets with 30 amp breakers. You'd need to change the breaker or… put additional breakers in the line. You would be better off running a new, 15 amp or 20 amp line from the breaker panel with the appropriate sized wire and breaker and keep the 220 volt outlet in place.
Not advised . Some appliances may work, but I imagine most would either blow a fuse or just burn out. Definately not advised unless you use a transformer. With the right …transformer everything should work fine.
Answer Yes - but picture quality will be affected. Try also buyinga frequency convertor - maybe there is one on the market that doesboth. Check the TV Most modern TVs use a sw…itching power supply asit is lighter and cheaper than a transformer. Switchers don't careabout frequency (at all) as they immediatly rectify it to DC.Chances are it will run fine. Also, check the spec plate on theback of the TV. It may already handle 240V as it is cheaper tomanufacture one power supply that works worldwide than differentTVs for different countries. (Though the tuner in a TV may negatethis argument.) Answer Probably not, but this has nothing to do with the voltage.Televisions designed to operate at 240 V 50 Hz are likely designedfor European television systems which (except in France) use thePAL standard, whereas those designed to operate at 120 V 60 Hz arelikely designed for North American television systems which use theNTSC standard. Unless the television is multiple standard, theyneed to be used on the system for which they are designed,
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nI have a Maytag, two door with ice maker, and it works perfectly. Have talked with other expatriates and no one has a problem.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. How to do this job depends entirely on the Wiring Codes or Regulations for the locality (Town/State) a…nd on the exact location of the outlets you wish to install. Consider if it would be a good idea to leave the existing 240 volt circuit and outlet alone. It would then be available for use for some other appliance in the future. Instead of converting that 240 volt outlet, put in a new 120 volt branch circuit fo the air conditioner unit. A new 120 volt receptacle of the right type and size for your air conditioner and a new 120 volt circuit breaker can be installed in your home's main breaker panel, along with a new cable of the right size to carry the current drawn by your air conditioner unit. If you do decide that you want to convert the existing 240 volt outlet, you must keep in mind that the amperage drawn by the 120 volt appliance must not be more that the current-carrying capacity of the existing wires which were once installed for a 240 volt appliance. For example, if the existing 240 volt circuit is only for 15 amps and the new 120 volt air conditioner needs 20 amps, it will not be safe to convert the existing wiring. New wiring of the correct size must be installed. 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.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. . For some very low power 240 volt appliances - such as electric razors, radios, etc. - it may be… possible to use a transformer to change the voltage from 120V to 240V. However many such items are designed to run on a wide range of voltages, such as 110V to 240V. Always read the label on the appliance to be sure, and also to find out if a voltage selector switch must be set to match the voltage being supplied. . For heavy household appliances such as clothes dryers, water heaters, ranges, etc., it is not possible to use a transformer because the resulting current draw on a 120V outlet would be much higher than it can safely supply and would cause its circuit breaker or fuse to shut off the power. . Using a transformer for even a small appliance might end-up being more expensive - and far more prone to breakdowns and safety problems - than paying for a correctly-sized new 240V branch circuit to be installed to power the appliance. Most homes and businesses are already wired for 240V at the main breaker panel. You just need to have a licensed electrician install an new 240V circuit, including the proper sized wiring and breakers. This would handle higher current loads and be much safer for you and anyone else in your household to use - and for anyone else after you have moved out.. 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. .
It is theoretically possible, only the rating of the kettle will be 1/4, i.e. only 750W. The amperage of a 3000 watt kettle at 240 volts is Amps = Watts/Volts = 3000/24…0 = 12.5 amps. The resistance of a 3000 watt 240 volt kettle is R = Volts/Amps = 240/12.5 = 19.2 ohms. The amperage of the 3000 watt kettle at 120 volts is A = Volts/Resistance = 120/19.2 = 6.25 amps. The wattage output of the 3000 watt kettle at 120 volts is W = Amps x Volts = 6.25 x 120 = 750 watts. In a resistive circuit Ohms law holds true: current is directly proportional to the voltage so "half the voltage, quarter the wattage". Further opinions 1) The voltage at the 110/120v outlet is too low. It is incorrect to assume that a safe way to get around this is by using a transformer because : 2) The power consumption of this appliance is too high. Your kettle draws 3000W, but a standard 15A 120V outlet can only supply 1800W. You will not be able to run the kettle off a standard 120V outlet by using a transformer to produce the 240v because you will find you are continually blowing the circuit's fuse or tripping its circuit breaker, and anyway the transformer would be very bulky, heavy and prohibitively expensive. Hire someone to install a dedicated 240V outlet for your kettle. There is a reason why it has the special plug. Assuming you are in the USA and wanting to use a UK electric kettle because you are a tea drinker and cannot wait the eternity for a 110v kettle to boil, a temporary option depends on the wiring of your house. Many modern kitchens have a dedicated 120volt 20amp circuit each for the fridge (or microwave). You would need to replace the 120v outlet with a 240v 20 amp device, and replace the single pole breaker with a 20 amp two pole breaker in the electrical panel. Also you would need to change the plug on the kettle. You would then need to plug the fridge or the microwave into one of the other kitchen outlets. This solution would meet National Electrical code requirements, but is messy. If you are going to be in the property for a longer period, it is well worth while installing a dedicated 240v circuit with 20amp fuse and correct sized outlet above the kitchen counter top. FOR SAFETY in the of wet/damp environment of a kitchen it should be GFCI protected, just like the 110v outlets. 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.
Maybe.... most modern equipment will operate on 90V - 260V so it's worth checking before buying a voltage converter for it.. If the DVD player is 120V, that suggests that it… is North American and will play NTSC standard discs. Using it on a 240V region means it is likely that it will be in a PAL zone. THerefore, discs bought locally may not work because of regional codings, because of the difference between PAL and NTSC and because the display may not be able to handle NTSC.. Some DVD players will play any standard (NTSC or PAL) and some displays will also handle either standard. A handful of players do not have region codes either. It is worth a little more research before you assume that the DVD player will perform as you hope.
There are 110 volts going to recepticles along the walls ect. These are for lamps, vaccuum cleaners, most things besides stoves, dryers, heating and cooling(most). But the onl…y way to use your 110 volt outlet for a 220 is to combine 2 110 volt legs to make it 220 volt. Then you neeed to make sure your breaaker is capable of the increase.
You rewire the outlet.. The maximum voltage rating of devices comes into play here. A 120 volt device can only be used on voltages up to 120 volts as per the manufactures spe…cifications. These maximum voltage ratings come from regulations that state there can only be certain minimum distance clearance between live parts. These minimum clearances become greater as the voltage level increases. This is why you would have to change to a 240 volt rated device if you supply 240 volts to it.
If you consider doing this the first thing is SHUT THE MAIN BREAKER OFF . Use an auxiliary light source to see when working in a dead panel. Always keep in mind an ARC FLASH… ACROSS HOT MAINS HAS ENOUGH HEAT TO PEAL THE SKIN OFF OF YOU . Before an explanation of how to do it you should keep in mind that this is for a single receptacle only. If any other receptacles are on the same circuit they will also be changed to 240 volt receptacles and if you plug any 120 volt device into them, the 120 volt device will be destroyed. That said OK, any 120 volt outlet can be changed to 240 volt by removing the 120 volt circuits neutral, re identifying the white wire with red or black phase tape and connecting it to a new 2 pole 15 amp breaker. The maximum that this circuit will now load up to is, on #14 wire at 80% = 12 amps at 240 volts. The 120V receptacle must be changed to a 15A - 240V receptacle so that 120 volt devices can not be plugged into it. Never use 2 single pole breakers together because code requires that on a fault trip both legs of the 240V circuit must be disconnected simultaneously. If you have any questions use my message board.
Can you use an appliance designed for 120v in a country where the voltage used is 240v without damaging or breaking the appliance or is it necessary to use a voltage converter?
Some 120 Volt appliances, such as electric shavers, etc., have been designed to run safely on different supply voltages and frequencies. If that is so, it would be stated on t…heir rating plates.. In many cases, where the power needed is low, such as (say) less than 30 Watts, a cheap and simple "International Travel Socket Adapter" is all that is needed to make such a 120 Volt appliance plug-in and work. Many international airports have shops selling such adaptors.. Otherwise, for any other electrical devices or appliances, it is not a good idea to use a 110 or 120 volt product in a country that runs on 220 or 240 as there is a high risk of overheating and permanently damaging the product. Head into any AAA/BCAA auto club and they will set you up with a converter for small electrical appliances or a transformer for certain electronic products. You may also need a polarized or grounded adapter depending on the country.. For more information see the answers to the Related que stions shown below.
A Discussion has been started for this question. To view it and take part, click the View Discussion button below this answer. . . Please provide the following information…: . Is this a dedicated circuit? That is to say, is the cable at the outlet run directly from a two-pole breaker in the panel? If not, forget it. . If so, how many and what color are the wires in the cable, and to what are they connected? Hopefully, you will find a cable with either two insulated wires and a bare ground, three insulated conductors, or three insulated conductors with a bare ground. . What was plugged in at the 220 volt outlet? Dryer, A/C unit... . What is the amperage of the breaker? . What is the amperage of the 120 volt circuit you want to convert to? . . 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.