Home Electricity
Electrical Wiring

If you have 240V equipment from Europe can you use a 240V line to create standard household plugs that run at 240V if you are in North America?

858687

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2015-07-16 18:03:26
2015-07-16 18:03:26

No. This can lead to dangerous results. First, it violates electrical codes to use higher than standard US voltage for portable appliances. There is a much greater risk of fire because the appliances will not be protected by the types and ratings of circuit breakers typical in Europe. Also, the electrical frequency in Europe is different than that in the US (50 vs 60 Hertz). This would affect performance of many appliances and can result in overheating. There are other technical details that have potential for trouble (including electric shock hazard depending upon what type of equipment you had hoped to use). So, stay safe and don't use the European equipment in the US.

I have run 220v 20A connections throughout my house with European Schukostecker -- Euroean outlets -- and the appliances run fine without issue. I have plugged in lamps, hairdryers, toaster ovens, printers, etc. to this connection.

If the amperage on the line gets too high, the breaker will break.

If you do install 220V outlets make sure you use correct wire and breaker sizes. Do not oversize breakers by using an existing oven or dryer circuit, this is very dangerous!! You can purchase 220V breakers of all sizes here, use the correct one. I would also recomment using US 220V outlets and not European outlets as the European outlets are not underwritten in this country and that may cause your house to fail an inspection. You can buy 15A 220V outlets at most home centers here that meet US safety requirements. Then if you need European outlets use some European powerstrips with a US plug installed. Again, use US equipment to install in your home. What you plug into it is your decision.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions


In North America 60 Hertz. Europe 50 Hertz.

In North America it is 60 Hertz. In Europe and the UK it is 50 Hertz.

Average household income in Europe is GBP35,730

60 Hz in North America, 50 Hz in Europe.

They made a fortune selling weapons and other equipment to Europe.

North America, South America and Europe.EuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaIf you include the root word, then North America, South America and Europe. If not, then just Europe.Europe, North America, and South AmericaOceania and Europe are the only ones unless you count N and S America oceania?!its North America, South America and Europe.North America!South America!Europe!Hope that helped.Europe,north America,south America

Europe is the smallest out of Europe, North America, and South America.

In North America the common working voltage for household appliances is 120 volts. In UK and Europe the common working voltage for household appliances is 240 volts.

In North America 120 volts, in the UK and Europe 240 volts.

In pre-industrial Western Europe, girls started to do household work at age 6.

Europe is not in North America. Europe and North America is separated by the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.

In North America, Japan and some of northern South America, standard power supply is within 10% of 120V at 60Hz in Europe, Australia, most of South America, Africa and Asia, and New Zealand it's 230V at 50 Hz.

Albania is the one specific country with the lowest standard of living in Europe. However, the region of Europe with the lowest standard of living is Southeastern Europe (with the exception of Greece and Cyprus).

The highest standard of living in Europe is MonacoImproved : Norway has the highest standard of living in Europe and the World... If Ranked by the UN.. Monaco would have the 23rd highest living standard in the world.

Those would be:Spain - EuropeLatin America - America (North America, South America)Poland - EuropeThe Philippines - AsiaItaly - EuropePortugal - EuropeFrance - Europe

South America is southwest from Europe.

The standard meridian time for Europe is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

1435 mmThis is known as "standard gauge" and is the most common rail gauge in the world. It is used in North America (USA + Canada + Mexico), most of Europe, China and parts of Africa, South America and Australia.

no north America is not far away from Europe

No Europe is northeast of South America.

The Atlantic Ocean "joins" America and Europe.

Yes you can Skype from Europe to America for free...


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.