Is it feasible to change two 240v 10 amp outlets on your 5.5 kva generator to two 15 amp outlets?
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.
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.
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.
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REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
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…
All extension cord have the ability to be used on 240 volts. If you look on the cord you will see a voltage of 300 volts. This means that this extension cord has the ability to have up to 300 volts applied to it.To use the cord from a 240 volt receptacle the ends have to be changed. Personally I have a couple of portable devices around home that need 240 volts. I made two…
If you have a breaker that has a 120240v and your dryer has a 240v plug can you change the receptacle to a 240v?
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…
A 3-prong AC outlet has one live lead, one negative and a ground.... You can't ground into a generator, however, if you have copper pipe supplying water or even a metal stake driven into the ground, you can connect to that. If your house has existing wiring with a ground already connected, just leave it connected. As far as the generator goes, please consult the manual... chances are it has two sets of identical leads…
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.
How do you hook the 4 wires which are 2 whites 1 red and 1 black coming from the back of a generator to an outlet for 120v and 240v?
You really cant do it because a 220 has a heating element in it to dry the clothes unlike gas that uses fire to dry the clothes and the 120 is to turn the drum.Your drier will keep poppin breakers which isn't good at all. Outlets and Power (110V outlets and 120V outlets are practically the same for this discussion. I will refer to them as 120V. Same with 220V/240V outlets.) By 110V outlet I'm…
First off you must make sure that your generator has overcurrent protect. This comes from article 445 in the NEC. Then size your wires accordingly. Then hook up your 2 hots, neutral, and ground, making sure you use wire that is listed for a wet location. Your pump will need a disconnect along with overcurrent protection.
Generators are rated in volt-amps (va) and may also have a wattage rating. In most practical applications volt-amps and watts are the same. At 240v single phase, 400 amps is 96000 volt-amps, or 96kva. I would be looking for a 100 kva generator. This is a large generator if you are considering it for your home. In most situations you identify critical circuits and place only these on the generator through a transfer switch. This…
A motor-generator or a solid state power converter can do this. Motor-generators are an old electromechanical technology. In this case you would use a 240V 50Hz synchronous motor and a 110V 60Hz generator with their shafts connected so the motor turns the generator. Solid state power converters use a high power rectifier to convert the input AC to DC, a precisely tuned oscillator to set the output frequency, and a high power class AB push-pull…
No, a 2800 watt generator is not large enough to run a home as stand by power. For a generator ot produce 100 amps a 25,000 watt or 25 kW generator would be needed. Since a house uses about 50 to 60 amp at any one moment during normal everyday living, a 60A x 240V = 14,000 watts. A 15 kW generator would be the minimum size generator to run a house without cutting back…
Single phase 4 pole Gen alt w 240V 60hz output no neutral. you check from each lead to ground and get 50-70V How do you get a neutral for connecting Gen to a standard breaker box having 240V and 120V?
Neutral is at the jumper that changes it from 120v to 240v. Two stator windings are used in series to make 240v; at that junction is (when wired in Series)your neutral/common/ground. Ground this terminal and use it for your neutral/common. When wired in parallel you have 110v and the jumper is removed and there is no common/neutral and ground is from the frame of the generator.
Is there an adapter to go from an emergency power generator with a 3-prong 240V outlet to an input box for a transfer switch with a 4-prong connector?
Neutral is vital If your generator doesn't have a neutral connection, no. (The generator would be rated for 240V only) If you don't have a neutral you will burn up half your 120V applainces. Answer The three prong should plug into the 4 prong and work. The fourth prong is to ground the body of the appliance. Three prong may only ground the motor. Instead of 2 power and 1 gound, the box is 2…
What's the reading at the service panel? What do regular 115V outlets read at? What kind of meter are you using? Chances are you have 480/277V 3 phase power to this building. Whoever wired the outlet used a 277V feed, possibly because 240V was not avaliable. You should call an electrician, repair of this problem may involve instalation of a transformer.
Is it possible to convert a 240V washing machine power outlet into a bank of 4 standard 120V outlets?
The 220 DRYER outlet is probably rated at 30 amps or more. You can't really use 20 amp or 15 amp outlets with 30 amp breakers. You'd need to change the breaker or put additional breakers in the line. You would be better off running a new, 15 amp or 20 amp line from the breaker panel with the appropriate sized wire and breaker and keep the 220 volt outlet in place.
A generator produces 240volts at 25 amperes. If the mechanical and electrical power losses total 900 watts what is the efficiency of the generator?
Can you use 240V fluorescent tube lights and fixtures in 120V outlets for example can fixtures bought in Korea be used in the US?
NO! Check the rating on the device and if it says 120V only don't ever dare plug into 240V. Depending on the appliance the results will either be lots of sparks, large flashes or other undesirable side effects. Another engineer's opinion That answer above is for USA, Canada and other countries which use the 60Hz electrical service standard, for appliances which were designed to run only on that voltage and nothing higher. If this question…
Can you get an adapter if you have a 240V outlet that accepts 3 rounded prongs and you have a 240V air conditioner that has 2 straight prongs one vertical and one horizontal and a gnd?
Can you replace the 240v plug on my 240v mitre saw with a 110v plug and run it off a 110v transformer?
If your generator has a 4-prong 240V 30A receptacle 8500W peak and your stick welder has a 3-prong 240V plug how do you make this work?
Before you follow any of these instructions, make certain that you check with the documetation that came with the generator, since I can't be certain of what your generator is doing. The following assumes that the generator provides 220 output and is NOT 3 phase. If it's 3 phase, all of the following is wrong and don't do this! In general, 220 circuits have 2 110 "leg's" which are nothing more than a center-tap into…