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Yes- 120 volts is just the label given to it for ease of the consumer. The voltage actually fluctuates several times every second, and can reach as high as 175.

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Would 220 volts appliances from England work on 120 volts in US?

You cannot use a 220v appliance to a 120v outlet.

Is 120vac equal to 120v?

Ummm yes ? If your talking about a wall outlet yes you can have 120v dc but not at an outlet

Can you plug in a 100v plug into 120v outlet?

No you cannot plug a 100v into a 120v outlet, it will fry whatever the product you are plugging up.

Can 240V washer run on 120V outlet?


How do you change 120v appliances into 240v appliances?

You don't unless it shows a dual rating on the appliance.

Which slot of an outlet is hot?

In the US on an 120v 15a outlet it's the short slot

Can you use 120V appliances on a 240V outlet?

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.

Can you use 220v or 120v appliances in the UK?

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Can you run a motor 120V 60 Hz 4Watts straight from a wall outlet?

Yes, assuming the wall outlet produces 120V 60 Hz at at least 4 watts.

Can you plug 120 volt appliances into 110 volt outlet?

110 Volt is the nominal standard used in homes. Appliances are rated at 120 volts as a safety measure, as the voltage can fluctuate between 110v and 115v. Appliances rated in this manner will require voltages higher than 120v in order to sustain damage. Might call it a safety net for appliances.

How do you plug a 120V appliance into an outlet wired for a 240V?

you get an adapter

Can you plug a 120v appliance in a 115v outlet?

Yes, no problem at all.

Why do you have appliances at 240v rather than have all be 120v?

Less current is needed

Will a 120V appliance work on a 115V outlet?

Yes. It's functionally the same.

Can 120v welder work in a 110v outlet?

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What happens if you plug a 120V appliance into a 240V outlet?

You will burn up your appliance!!!!!

Why do you have only partial electricity in your home during a local power outage?

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Is it possible to restart a human heart by sticking a fork in a 120V outlet?

Don't be stupid. No.

Can you plug a 120v 20 amp wielder into a 240v 40 amp outlet?

Absoluteyl not.

How can you convert a 3 prong 240V appliance outlet to 120V without rewiring and replacing the outlet?

If you need to ask, you should have someone who knows how do it....

How do you make 110v outlet to 120v outlet?

In the US, standard household receptacles are 120V, but historically they used to be called 110V. So the two are the same thing - at least in the US. Depending on the age of the electrical device the nameplate may say: 110v 115v 117v 120v and they all are referring to a standard household receptacle.

Will anything bad happen if you use an accessory outlet adapter for 120v to plug your laptop in your Prius?


I have 240V 3 wire twistlock plug and want to wire it so I have 120V outlet?


Can you plug in a single phase 120v plug into 3 phase outlet?

No, different pin configurations.

Will a food warmer requiring 120v warm up in a 110v outlet?

yes. but DO NOT do it the other way.