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2011-04-05 00:08:18
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Probably not. So long as you do not draw more than 5.5 kva at any one time, or 22.9 amps at 240v, the actual generator, that is, the part of your equipment that actually produces electricity, can handle about anything. But your generator is probably wired such that it cannot safely provide 15 amps to any one outlet.

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This question was asked twice and answered by different people. The answer Redbeard gave on the other entry is as follows:

Since it's your generator, you can do as you please; HOWEVER...

you should understand that the 10 amp breakers that were installed when you received the generator are there to protect the generator from damage. The larger capacity breakers could result in damage to the generator.

Two 15 amp circuits at 240 volts can pull up to 7.2 KVA from a 5.5 KVA generator... which will destroy it.

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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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Since it's your generator, you can do as you please; HOWEVER...you should understand that the 10 amp breakers that were installed when you received the generator are there to protect the generator from damage. The larger capacity breakers could result in damage to the generator.Two 15 amp circuits at 240 volts can pull up to 7.2 KVA from a 5.5 KVA generator... which will destroy it.Probably not. So long as you do not draw more than 5.5 kva at any one time, or 22.9 amps at 240v, the actual generator, that is, the part of your equipment that actually produces electricity, can handle about anything. But your generator is probably wired such that it cannot safely provide 15 amps to any one outlet.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 i have a breaker that has a 120/240v and my dryer has a 240v plug can i change the receptacle to a 240v


You cannot use 2-120v outlets to power a 240v dryer. You can convert a 240v dryer outlet to power 2-120v outlets if they are supplied with a neutral. This requires a competent electrician. Do not do this yourself.


Probably not. The average dryer will pull 25amps.


Yes and no - If the machine has a high starting torque, the generator may not start it. A compressor is high a water pump may be low.


You can using a transformer, but you won't have as many amps available. 5000 watt generator @ 120v = 41.66 amps 5000 watts / 240v = 20.83 amps


You DO use the old wire. You must not run new wire and outlets of proper load rating for the job. Doing anything else is dangerous.


Power adaptors are readily available that plug into Australia's 240v outlets, converting to 120v. Find them in travel, luggage and electronics stores.


120v or 240v. 120v is one leg of the main panel, and 240 is two legs of the main panel. 120v is lights,outlets. 240v, dryer,stove.



it depends on the voltage source being offered by the generator. watts / volts = amps If the generator is providing 120V, it is capable of pushing 125 Amps. If the generator is providing 240V, it is capable of pushing 62.5 Amps.


A generator creates electricity from another form of power, usually kinetic. A transformer changes the electric voltage in a circuit, e.g. 240V to 12V


Depends on the rating of the generator. You must match the appliance voltage to the same generator output voltage. In this case if your appliance was 120 V you would need a generator with a rating above 2.4 KW.


Try looking up firms like Yamaha or Honda that manufacture small generators.


You don't. Electric devices like outlets have voltage and current ratings that should not be exceeded. Also, the 240V would have to be run from the main panel and may require a different size wire depending on the current required.


No. The 1-phase 240 setting on your computer's power supply is for the 240V wall outlets in other countries. The 240 outlets in your home are 2-phase 240.


You might be able to plug in a 240V American oven range into a European outlet depending on the type of plug. Some&Ecirc;American high-powered appliances&Ecirc;have 3 or 4 pins, which may require adapters to plug into European outlets.


no, i asked and search about this issue, doing this will damage the motor, wire, adaptor....etc with time


The purpose of rectifiers is to change AC to DC.


It depends on what voltage outputs you have on the generator. Some generators have 120V only. Some have a combination of 120V and 240V. Watts = Amps x volts. If the generator has only 120V output then you can pull, Watts/volts = 16.6 amps from the machine. If you have 240V capacity then you can pull, Watts/volts = 8.3 amps from the machine. To put it into perspective a toaster draws about 1500 watts. Check your appliances and check out what they draw. Appliances are usually rated either in amps or watts. My personal generator is 6000 watts and I can carry part of the house load on it.


Yes.For more information see the answer to the Related Question and also the Related Link shown below.


More than likely, your 240V system has branches that supply a standard household 120V to things like lighting outlets. Most light bulbs in the US run on 120V so this is probably a convenience feature. Otherwise you would have to go to a specialty store and buy 240V bulbs.


Yes. 240 volts at 10 amps is 2400 watts. The generator is 2500 watts maximum. If the generator is 2500 peak power it may not run it very long. If the continuous power rating is at least 2400 watts it should be OK.


No. Sounds like a fairly hazardous thing to try as well. If it's to use a heater in the US, then buy a US heater at a lower cost than any adaptor that might do the job for you. If it's to use on a UK building site that has 110V but doesn't have 240V, it breaks all the rules because you end up with 240V where you shouldn't.


You don't unless it shows a dual rating on the appliance.



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