No, you must break it down to a 120 volt supply.
240V is much more effecient, and you can put more heaters on a 20 amp circuit than you can a 120V.
If your trying to plug in a 110 Volt lamp into 240 volt outlet the answer is simple. You must buy a step down transformer, or your lamp will burn out.
If the light you refer to is just a plain incandescent lamp, then changing the plug and changing the lamp to a 240 volt lamp should work OK If the light has a ballast (transformer-like winding) of any kind, the voltage rating of the ballast has to match the line coming in. A few ballasts have multiple taps - you may be able to change the internal tap from 120v to 240v you can not convert it. Otherwise connecting a 120v ballast to 240v will damage it quickly.
It will work it you use 240 volt light bulbs.
I think the only sure way is to put a high-impedance volt meter and measure the voltage across live and neutral. Don't forget that it's AC. You could look at the bulbs in the lighting to see if the say 120v or 240v.
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
240 watts to 120 volts? Or 240v to 120v? What kind of meter? As in an electrical test meter?
A 240 volt breaker can be removed and replaced with 2 - 120 volt breakers. The existing 240 volt breaker should not be used to supply 2 separate circuits.
You can't. I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but the way it is written is not possible. It seems you might want to use half of a duplex receptacle for 120 and half for 240. This would not be code compliant, nor would it make sense. A plug designed for 240v will not even fit into a 120v receptacle. You need a 240 volt receptacle rated for the amperage you will need. Also, an existing 120v receptacle has nothing to do with your 240v receptacle. For a 240 volt receptacle, you'll need to run 2 new 120v lines (in the same cable). The existing 120v circuit cannot be used here, even if you added another 120v circuit, because when a load uses 240v, both 120v circuits supplying the 240v must be controlled by a common disconnect (a 2 pole breaker designed for 240v circuit). My advice would be to show an electrician what you want done. I'm sure they can tell you how to make that happen.
If you mean that the lamp is rated for 240 volts then yes, a 120 volt bulb will operate in it if the lamp bases fit. If the 240 volt lamp is operating on 240 volts then no, a 120 volt lamp will not work in the fixture.
ANSWER FOR THE US: The red wire should have the same as the black, which is 120V to ground, or 120V to neutral. Without the neutral, you will have 240V line to line.
Electronic technician will convert in no time. You need 240v power transformer in place of same wattage 120V. Super easy.
Hi, They're shaped differently, so probably not. Besides, plugging in a 120 volt device into a 240 volt power source would be disastrous to the device and not a good idea. Hope this helps, Cubby
No, you will burn up the 115 volt appliance very quickly. <<>> The pin configuration of the 240 volt receptacle is different from a 120 volt pin configuration. This is a safety factor to prevent the wrong voltage being applied to the wrong devices.
No, there are two reasons, usually the 240v plug is different and will not fit into a standard 120v outlet. Second, it needs another 120v leg, that is, the 240v uses two 120v wires for the power it needs. So if you did get it to plug in and it did run, it would not be running at the power it needed to run, so there is a chance of damage to the appliance. What should be done is have an electrician install the correct outlet for it, this way you don't take a chance on damaging the unit and also the unit is safe to run. What if you change the plug or get it to work, you might not be using the ground or the neutral might be switched with the ground, in this case, you could create a unsafe condition and put family at risk. <<>> The pin configuration of the 240 volt receptacle is different from a 120 volt pin configuration. This is a safety factor to prevent the wrong voltage being applied to the wrong devices.
Don't worry about it. A 220 volt appliance will work on 240 volts.
Yes you can there are several different 24v dc to 120v AC inverters on the market. Here is one website for them. http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/24_volt_power_inverters.html
Not directly. You would either need to step up the voltage using a transformer or have a 240V receptacle installed. Most homes are actually supplied with 240V in North America which is split to produce two separate 120V legs with a Neutral Center Tap. The voltage between these legs, however, is still 240V.
No. There are no "adaptors". To get 240V from a 120v supply you use a 120-240V step up transformer. <><><> Clothes dryers, water heaters and and other high-power 240 volt appliances cannot be run on a transformer from a 120 volt circuit. They must be powered from a separate branch circuit that has the right size breakers, cable and socket outlet to suit the appliance.
It will have 2 50 amp legs for 240V, as each "leg" needs to be equal in a 240 volt circuit. An easy way to think of 240 volt is as 2 110/120 volt lines, you would need a single 50 amp breaker for single phase 110/120.
No. The device will only have half the voltage it needs and will not operate properly. Follow the ratings on the device. <<>> The pin configuration of the 240 volt receptacle is different from a 120 volt pin configuration. This is a safety factor to prevent the wrong voltage being applied to the wrong devices.
220 volt AC current is achieved by having two 110 volt lines with opposite waves or phases. One line will be positive while the other is negative then they flip or alternate 60 times a second (60 hertz). When connecting a volt meter to each of these lines it will read 220volts. Connecting a volt meter from either line to ground will read 110. I don't know if your question is backwards, but in a home you shouldn't have any lines that read 220 volts to ground. In a business or shop there can be 240 volt lines which combined can make 480 for industrial equipment. If your 220 is an older style and only has two hots and a ground (red,black,bare/green) you can't make a 110. If your 220 has 2 hots (red,black), a neutral (white), and a ground (bare/green), you can get 110 from either of the hots (black,red) to neutral (white).
If I understand your question, Can you run a 110 appliance off of a 220 volt outlet? You could by only using one leg of the 220. You may also consider changing the outlet. Put in a regular 110 outlet and capping off one leg of the 220 in the wall box. You still have a neutral and a ground to work with. I read this as the questioner doesn't want to modify the outlet. Check the voltage ratings on the device. Many electronic devices nowadays can havdle 120V or 240V as it is cheaper to manufacture one powersupply and sell it everywhere. If your device is rated for 240V, you can put a 240V plug on it. If it only says 120V, no dice. 240V will burn it up.