Can you connect German kitchen appliances that run at 240V to a US stove outlet which is also 240V?
Check the frequency - European appliances run at 50Hz (cycles per second), while US appliances expect 60Hz.
However, this is generally unimportant for things like TVs or stereo equipment. It may be important for anything with a motor, because a lot of these motors run at the mains frequency, and will run too fast if connected to a 60Hz supply.
You would also want to make sure the connections are correct - you will have to re-wire the plug to fit, and it's important to get the live and neutral correct unless it's a double insulated appliance with a non-polarized two prong plug.
It would be wise to make an adapter pigtail with an overcurrent device in it. If it is just a regular kitchen appliance the 50A oven circuit is overkill by a long shot. If something fails the breaker will not blow as it is rated far too high. Making a pigtail with a breaker is simple, and will allow you to not modify anything you already have.
Major home appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers are each on their own circuit. Your small appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, hair dryers do no each have a dedicated circuit. They can be plugged into any outlet that may be one of several on a single circuit. This same circuit will also carry several switches. It's called a daisy chain. The wire goes from the power source through the breaker box…
Why would using a small kitchen appliance trip the circuit breaker for the bedrooms and not for the outlet that it is plugged into?
In general, no, European appliances will not work in the US. Small appliances will have a Eurocord plug, which expects 230 volts and 50 Hz. With a transformer, you can convert a US outlet to a Euro outlet, but for many appliances the difference between 50 Hz and 60 Hz will prevent them working in the US.
When running outlets in a series can you still use the outlet itself as a coupler or do you have to pigtail the wires then feed the outlet?
You connect them in parallel. For the first outlet connect black (Hot) to the brass colored screw, the White (Neutral) to the silver colored screw and the bare wire to the green screw. Do the bare wire in such a way that you can also attach it via a wire nut to the supply wire bare wire for the next outlet. Then connect the Black and White of this supply wire for next outlet to…
If I connect 110v xbox one to a 220v outlet what will burn will the power supply burn or will the Xbox one burn?
What happens to the overall resistance of a circuit when too many appliances are connected to a 120 voltage outlet?
The input white wire is connected directly to neutral side of the outlet. The input black wire is connected directly to one of the switch posts. Find a short piece of black wire and connect it from the OTHER side of the switch post to the "hot" side of the outlet. Connect the input ground wire to both the outlet and the switch.
Without some more information, it is hard to tell. I may be wrong, but I am going to assume it is a kitchen appliance plugged into an outlet on your kitchen counter. These outlets are protected by a ground fault detector. It is an outlet (probably more than one) somewhere in your kitchen that doesn't look like a regular outlet. It should have two buttons on it, one test, and one reset. Push the reset…
Is the receptacle a 110 or a 220 outlet? If it's a 110, it needs to be a 220. Are there other appliances, lights, etc. wired on the same outlet? If so, you may have to re-wire so that no other appliances, lights, etc. are wired into the same breaker. Usually the larger appliances such as air conditioners, central heat systems are wired to a separate breaker or fuse.
Every electrical outlet in your house is in parallel with every other outlet in the house. Every AC electrical device in the house ... lights, appliances, computers, clocks, radios ... are all powered and operate in parallel. In fact, all AC electrical devices in all of the houses powered from a single pole transformer are in parallel. The toaster and the microwave oven in your kitchen most likely operate in parallel with your neighbor's sump…
Basically you need to connect the black supply wire directly to the outlet rather than have it go through switch. You can have two possible conditions. The first condition is that the supply comes to the switch box and connects to one side of the switch. The other side of the switch goes to the outlet. In this case just remove each black wire from the switch and connect them together with a wirenut. If…