There are no double-pole 120 volt switches
You may be mistaking a four-way switch for a double pole. This device won't perform to serve your application.
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.
Yes and you will have a spare terminal for future use
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120V takes less energy
to turn on a 240v or480v system,like a 240v waterheater
In the US, both 120v and 240v will be needed for your home, as different appliances need different voltages. Your TV needs 120V, while your electric dryer and stove will need a 120V/240V supply. If you have an electric water heater, or central AC unit, they will need a 240V supply.
120v or 240v. 120v is one leg of the main panel, and 240 is two legs of the main panel. 120v is lights,outlets. 240v, dryer,stove.
Because they are "in-phase". In order to get 240v, you need two 120v Alternating Current lines that are 180° out of phase, that is, opposite phases. Only when one line is +120v and the other -120v will you see 240v between the wires.
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 competent electrician. Do not do this yourself.
No. The neon sign is fed by a step-up transformer. Primary side 120V, secondary side 7500V. If you applied 240 to the primary side you would get 15000 volts on the neon tube. A flash over and then nothing. If you can find a transformer from 120V to 240V or 240V to 120V then you are good to go. Connect 240V to 240V side and you will get 120V out the other, connect the 120V side to the neon sign and you should have light. Transformer should be at least 100va. This will give you an output of .83 amps at 120V
Your compressor is a dual voltage compressor. The original installer followed the instructions to switch it (probably internally) to the 230 volt setting or to internally wire it for that voltage. The label or information plate on the unit may only indicate the higher voltage rating. You don't have to do anything.
you can't , you need 230 volts and you can't double up 115 to make it work
Off hand no but your explanations are not clear as to who is doing what to whom,,
you get an adapter
Is it a single pole switch, or a (220)240v switch? A 240v switch is a double pole switch. It has 4 screws and disconnects both hot sources simultaneously.If it's a single pole 120v/277v switch, that just means you can use it on 120v or 277v circuits. If it's not a double pole switch with 4 screws, it's not the right one. Get a 240v double pole switch for this. You can usually find these at home improvement stores.When you state that the motor is a "three wire" make sure that the phasing is correct and you are not trying to connect up a three phase motor.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-energizedIF YOU ARE NOT REALLY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOBSAFELY AND COMPETENTLYREFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
More than likely, your 240V system has branches that supply a standard household 120V to things like lighting outlets. Most light bulbs in the US run on 120V so this is probably a convenience feature. Otherwise you would have to go to a specialty store and buy 240V bulbs.
No... you need a 3-way switch. A double pole switch is used when you are turning on and off something that requires 220-240V.
You can use 120v 10a 125w cable projectors 110-240v power in India.
120v and 240v
Power adaptors are readily available that plug into Australia's 240v outlets, converting to 120v. Find them in travel, luggage and electronics stores.
the simplest solution is by connecting two 120v 3amps heater in series , the same can be used directly on 240v. However the current drawn will still be 3 amps & Not 1.5 amps. The heater output power will be double that of a single heater running on 120v. ( or equvalent to two heaters operating on 120v. supply ) A more expensive method is to use a stepdown transformer which can be powered on 240v & connect the heater on the transformer 120v side. this method will consume approx. 1.5 amps from the 240v supply.