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How can you change a 3-prong 240V outlet for a 3-prong cord for a 120V appliance?

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βˆ™ 2011-07-18 20:06:43

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For USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.

If you're asking this question you shouldn't be installing an electrical service.

If someone were to give you an answer here, you might attempt to do something you shouldn't be doing, and that may cost someone a shock, a home fire, or their life.

If you don't want to have a new 120 volt branch circuit correctly installed in that area, to be able to use the appliance there, you should just plug it into an existing 120 volt outlet somewhere else.

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You want to power an appliance which has a 3 prong 120 volt plug: One hot, one neutral, one ground.

But, where you want to use the appliance, you have a 3 prong 240 volt outlet: Two hots and one neutral or one ground.

So you either have the ground and not the neutral or the neutral and not the ground.

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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.

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