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Q: Can you run a 277V light on 120V?
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Is there a way to install a 120V light on a 277V circuit?

no ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stepdown transformer. More expensive than buying the correct light fixture. Y-THINK-Y

How can you run a 277v motor on a 120v line?

Get a step up transformer that converts 120 V to 277 V. Size according to the load.

Can 120v and 277v be in the same conduit?

No this is a very bad idea.

Will a 250 volt cord work for 240 volt appliance?

wire in the us is available in 300v or 600v ratings so 300 volt is good for 120v 240v or 277V 277V is usually only used in lighting

What do you need to do to operate a 240V 50Hz halogen lamp on a 120V 60Hz circuit?

You can't run this light on a 120V circuit and get the same light output if it is designed to run on a 240V service. You need a voltage converter transformer. They are a common item sold for international travel. The difference in frequency shouldn't affect the light.

If a light fixture has a change in voltage from 277v to 120v does the ballast need to be changed?

The impedence of the ballast is system voltage dependent to allow required current to pass through the light fixture. If system voltage changes, the current passing through the light fixture changes, therefore to get designed output from the fixture, the ballast has to be changed.

Can a light bulb work on a DC voltage?

It can, but if you're wanting to run a 120v light bulb on DC, you'll need 120v DC to get the rated output. That's a lot of batteries. It's easier, and more sensible, to find a DC rated light bulb, such as an RV bulb.

What is use of step up transformer?

A step-up transformer increases (or "steps up") the voltage of an alternating electrical current. For example, a step-up transformer could be used to increase 120V AC to 277V AC to provide power to 277V electrical equipment in a building that does not already have a 277V electrical system.Other examples where a step-up transformer might be used include these:Using 240V AC equipment with a 120V AC mains supply.Generating high voltage for use with tubes, such as a CRT.Generating high voltage for use in electric energy distribution.

What is low voltage transmission?

In the supply industry it refers to circuits of below 1000 volts. Common voltages used are 120v, 208v, 230v, 240v, 277v, 400v, 415v, 480v.

Can a 120V Generator run 240V machines?


Can 240V washer run on 120V outlet?


Are 277V lights wired the same as 120V?

The connection diagram is the same, one hot-leg and one neutral. But if you do not have 277 volts as your source voltage, connecting a 277 volt light (usually a ballast) to 120 volt will not work. Conversely, if you hook up a 120 volt light or appliance to 277 volts, it will quickly become toast.

Can you use 110 volt to run 220 motor?

A 220v motor uses two 120v legs. But for your question, no, because it needs another 120v wire to run.

What is the voltage from line to neutral for three phase systems?

It is the line to line voltage divided by 1.73. 600V / 1.73 = 347V 480V / 1.73 = 277V 380V / 1.73 = 220V 208V / 1.73 = 120V

What Voltage used in Commercial Buildings?

It depends a lot on what part of the world you live in. In the US, 480/277V and 208/120V, 60 Hz, three-phase power is two common systems we see.

How much resistance is going through a 75 watt light bulb?

p = v * i 75w = 120v * i i = 75w / 120v i = .625A v = i * R 120V = .625A * R R = 120V / .625A R = 192 ohm

Can you run your neon sign of 120v 50hz 60hz 0.6a 7.5kv 30mA in an Australian 240v power outlet?

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

There is a current of 0.83 A through a light bulb in a 120 V circuit What is the resistance of this light bulb?

V=IR 120V = 0.83A * R R= (120V)/(0.83A) R= 144.57 Ohms

What would cause light sockets to read 130V in a 240V system when the light switch is off?

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.

Can a 120V ceiling fan run on a 100V line?

It will run, but you will pull more amps than you would while running on a 120v line and it will not run as fast or as efficiently. Bottom line: you'll use more electricity and your bill will be much higher. The motor will also run hotter.

What can a 1200 watt generator run?

If the generator produces 120v, it will run anything requiring 8 amps or less.

Can a 240 volt electric fan be run on 277 volts?

No...that's too much voltage, and 277v is normally three-phase power.

Can you lower 277v to 240v?

With a transformer.

How is 480V converted to 277V?

3 phase 480V is three phases of 277V in other words if you have a 480V three phase panel each single breaker is a 277V feed if this doesn't answer your question ask it in a little more detail

Can you use a 120 volt light bulb in a 220 volt country?

If you plug in a 120V light bulb into a 220V circuit the bulb will blow (burn out) almost instantly. The same applies to almost any other electrical device such as a hair dryer. If you need to use a 120V device while in a country with 220V supply buy a transformer to convert the 220V supply down to 120V. Make sure the transformer purchased is powerful enough for the device you need to run. It may be cheaper to buy a new device/light bulb.