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for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.It is important that you should read see the answer to the Related Question shown below: "Can a European 230 Volt 50 Hz appliance be plugged into a 240 Volt 60 Hz wall outlet in USA or Canada?"


Asking this type of question usually means you aren't ready to do this yourself.

If you get any detailed "how to do it" 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.


As I don't know what you are trying to power, be sure to check the frequency requirements (50/60hz) before you start. Most appliances won't mind, but better safe than sorry.

As another poster pointed out

  • Green/Yellow is ground. Bare wire in the US
  • Brown is hot. Black is hot in the US
  • Blue is Neutral. Connect this to the Red hot wire as we can't use the US neutral. (It is a Neutral for a 120V hot.)
  • If you encounter a White wire in your supply cable, cap it with a wire nut. That is the neutral for 120V we are not using in this appliance.

Also, as you are only 3A away from the limit on the circuit you may want to consider running a 40A line to this appliance. Make sure all the wiring can handle it, though, including the wiring in the device.


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

If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power

at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work


always use an electrician's test meter having metal-tipped probes

(not a simple proximity voltage indicator)

to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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Installing a 120volt appliance what breaker is needed at the electric box?

Need to know what the wattage or the amperage is of the appliance. The load amperage is what governs the wire size and the breaker to protect the circuit.

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Yes, either way, the power is cut to that appliance.

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Can you use 20 amp appliance on 15 amp circuit?

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What happens when you plug a 30 amp appliance into a 50 amp breaker?

The appliance works perfectly. If you did it the other way around (50amps on a 30amp breaker, you would be tripping the breaker. Think of it as a mercury thermometer. The circuit breaker is the maximum temperature and the load on that breaker is the mercury. If the load is lower than the max, everything works beautifully. If the load becomes greater than the maximum rating, then things starting popping.

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What amp circuit breaker should be used for a 120v 2.5 amp appliance?

If the appliance is just to be plugged into a circuit with multiple outlets then you just need to make sure that the sum of currents for all devices on the circuit are less than the rated current. A rule of thumb is total current should be no greater than 80% of the rated current. So you might have a 20 A breaker and several 2.5 A appliances on this circuit. If you have a dedicated circuit for the appliance you would only need to size the breaker for the maximum current being drawn by the appliance. If the appliance contained a motor then there might be a start-up current that might be as high as 15 amps so you would likely go to a 20 amp breaker for a safety margin. As a practical matter a dedicated circuit for an appliance in the 2.5 amp range should have a 15 amp breaker. I always install a 20 amp breaker just for added margin and possible future applications.

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