# Is 115V the same as 120V?

Volts Alternating Current, range from a transformer and sometimes the distance of the transformer providing the volts may cause a range anywhere from 110vac to 130 volts alternating current. as long as you are within this range what ever you have should run with what voltage is provided. Yes it is all the same, it just varies.

### How do you make 110v outlet to 120v outlet?

In the US, standard household receptacles are 120V, but historically they used to be called 110V. So the two are the same thing - at least in the US. Depending on the age of the electrical device the nameplate may say: 110v 115v 117v 120v and they all are referring to a standard household receptacle.

### Can you plug a 115V appliance into a 120V outlet?

For residential service 110V, 115V, 117V, 120V, and 125V are all functionally the same. Electric companies have been slowly increasing the line voltage over the last 100 years to cope with increased loads. That is where these different voltages come from. The tolerance is generally +/-10%. That's +/- 11.5 volts in this case. So, a 115VAC appliance will run between 103.5 and 126.5VAC. The short answer is yes. 110V appliances can work with up to…

### A desktop computer and a monitor together deaw about 1.2 a of current they lug into a wall outlet that is 120V what is the resistance in ohms of the computer monitor combination?

The combination will have a resistance of 100ohms, and will drew 144watts. But, the wall outlet will usually be fluctuating from 115V to 135V, 120V is't only a "reference". I suggest you measure it a voltmeter before doing any calculation. Then, you can use this formula (ohms law) to find the correct answer : R = V/I In our case : R(ohms) = 120V / 1.2A R = 100ohms

### Is the 120 volt plug different from a 110 volt plug?

No, they are one and the same. I'm not an expert electrician but I do a lot of handy work around my house and local businesses. 110v, 115v, 120v and 125v are all the same. It has to do with voltage drops and increases due to supply and demand over varying distances from the power plant. Don't worry about the technical aspects of it all. In the same manner, 220v, 230v, 240v, and 250v are…

### How much voltage is used by electrical device?

minimum 230volts In formal electrical jargon, a "device" does not "use" electricity. A device is something like a switch or receptacle(outlet) that helps control or carry electricity but does not consume electricity. In the United States, voltage for home lighting and general purpose receptacles is 120v. Voltage for electrical appliances such as ranges, clothes dryers, or furnaces is 240v. Voltages such as 110v, 115v, or 125v are versions of 120v in electrical jargon and voltages…

### Is there a 440 voltage rating?

There was a 440 Volt Rating. Voltage ratings of the past gave way to higher levels to allow larger power dissipation from the same wire size. In home use 110 Volts gave way to 115 Volts and that gave way to the 120 Volts of current use. Higher voltages also increased in turn as 110V associated with 220 and 440 Volts, became 115V associated with 230 and 460 Volts, and today we have 120V associated…

### Can you use a 125 volt power cord 10 amp with a 120 volt 3.2 amp appliance?

Assuming "power cord" is an extension cord with a rating of 125V, 10A: Yes. This means the extension cord is safely capable of carrying up to 125V and 10A. The 3.2A appliance is well below the limitations of the cord. 110V, 115V, 120V, 125V, 130V are all commonly used to reference the voltage found in homes (and businesses). The actual voltage output will vary from home to home, but typically falls 1 or 2 volts…

### Can you run 575v with household power?

Yes, but you would not want to. 575V is simply 115V run through a 1:5 transformer. (5x 115) 115V @ 20A AC = 575V @ 4A AC Usually the devices (welders) on the 575V side are running 10 or 15A, so: 575A @ 15A AC = 120V @ 75A (A 75A breaker for home use isn't common) 575 volts is a 3 phase voltage. The actual 3 phase voltage is 600/347 to ground. If you…

### Why would a high watt lamp draw more current than a low watt lamp?

Power is measured in Watts, power (Watts) = E (volts) x I (current - amps) current is determined by the internal resistance (R) of the lightbulb, the lower the resistance the more current will flow. 120v x 0.5a = 60W 120V x 0.83a = 100W the 100W lightbulb will draw more current We also have Ohm's law: E(volts) = I (amps) x R (ohms) Household voltage stays the same at 120v we have for a…

### In terms of electricity is 240 volts cheaper than 120?

Your electric bill is computed in kilowatt-hours. This is a measure of power over a period of time, which is a combination of volts and amps. Amperage at 240v would be half that of 120v, but obviously the voltage is double. So the net watts are the same. As a result, your net kilowatt-hours will be the same whether you use 120v or 240v.

### How do you change a heater from 120 volts 3a to 240 volts 1.5 a?

the simplest solution is by connecting two 120v 3amps heater in series , the same can be used directly on 240v. However the current drawn will still be 3 amps & Not 1.5 amps. The heater output power will be double that of a single heater running on 120v. ( or equvalent to two heaters operating on 120v. supply ) A more expensive method is to use a stepdown transformer which can be powered on…

### What is the equation for converting ac to DC power?

The root-mean-square (RMS) voltage of an AC signal is equal to a DC signal of the same (peak) voltage. The voltage in your wall socket is 120V RMS. The true maximum value of the voltage (as measured on an oscilloscope) is about 30% higher, or ~170V. The equation for power (P = VI) holds for both AC and DC circuits. Thus, an AC device that draws 1 ampere at 120V RMS uses the same amount…

### 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…