Is it more expensive to heat with 110 volts instead of 220 volts?
No, it costs the same no matter what voltage is used. The cost is based on the kilo wattage used per hour. The equation that best explains this is Watts = Amps x Volts. For example if there is a device that draws 1000 watts, it is the product of the amps drawn by the voltage needed to make the device operate. At 110 volts the amperage will be 1000/110 = 9.09 amps to equal 1000 watts. At 220 volts the amperage will be 1000/220 = 4.45 amps. At 480 volts the amperage will be 1000/480 = 2.08. As you can see both sides of the equation always balance. This is the reason you are billed on wattage use rather than what the amperage or voltage is because these values vary depending on what the manufacturer recommends to operate their equipment.
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It depends. If they are multiple voltage 110-220v appliances (such as most computer power supplies are) they obviously can be, taking special care to check if a switch has to be flipped to use the other voltage. If they are 220v-only devices, you need some sort of a converter to use them. That can b…e for instance a 110v/220v transformer, but if WILL be bulky and heavy as hell, and available for relatively small power only. Or you might use an electronic 110v/220v power converter, if you can find one, which might be considerably lighter and possibly available for higher power, but it probably won't be that cheap either. If the appliance is a fairly generic one, buying a new 110v model is probably the easiest and cheapest way to do it. It should be noted that a lightbulb- or heating-element-type appliance should still work with the smaller voltage, just weaker, as opposed to the reverse situation of supplying 220v to a 110v device, which would certainly burn out. It is however rather pointless to try to do it, and HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED. ( Full Answer )
Answer . only if it,s a multiple voltage motor, there should be a plate showing the hook up, if,s showing 110v /220v then yes other wise NO,
Generally, NO. On the other hand, a few motors were designed to be "convertible," in that their original windings were designed to work on multiple voltages by altering the wiring at the junction box terminals on the motor. If it's not shown on a label inside the motor's junction box you'll need …to find the Installation Guide for the motor, either by going on-line to the manufacturer's web site or by asking an electrical parts supplier for the info. 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. ( Full Answer )
With a voltmeter. Keep volt meter terminal on phase and neutral wire and it will show the exact volatage
A 220 volt appliance should not be plugged into a 110 outlet. At best, it won't work. At worst, it will break. It is possible to run some appliances on 110 volt circuits by means of special adapters. However, this is only works well with devices that use little electricity. Anything larger than a… coffeemaker should not be run this way. The adapters tend to overheat and may cause fires. They may also be illegal in your area or disallowed by fire codes. Most larger appliances are dual voltage. This means they have the ability to run on either 100 or 220 and have a selector switch for this purpose somewhere in the vicinity of the power cord. This is true for most computers and office electronics. To be sure check the manual or ask the manufacturer. If you really need to run a 220 volt appliance, check with an electrician, you may be able to get a 220 circuit installed in your house fairly easily. This would be the best and safest way. ( Full Answer )
it hurts less when you get electricuted? Other than that, not much - just depends on what you're trying to run off of that power supply. 110 volts grid requires bigger number of smaller size of step-down transformers. Smaller transformers can be placed on a poles. 220 volt transformers are signi…ficantly bigger and heavier so they cannot reside on poles and need to be setup on the ground or inside of a building. This is why you will never see pole transformers in Europe 220 volts require thiner wires, less current and smaller number of transformers. ( Full Answer )
your house has 220 you must use a 2 pole breaker. your wiring will change ,not a do it your selfer call someone
Use a transforer.. The same is possible with European 230 volts to European 120 volts. If that should be necessary.. US 220 volt service is simply two 110 volt cables connected to the same outlet.
A 110 volt tanning bed will work well. However, a 220 volt tanningbed will operate much more efficiently because of the higher levelof current.
Yes you can, but your wire will overheat and it may melt or cause a fire. edited : this is not even a correct question. You must reword your question. This is like asking if I cut open an orange can i eat a piece of apple?
It depends on the appliance you are wanting to use. Most modern charging units for things like mobile phones, computers, electric shavers etc. etc. are rated to work at both voltages so you could use them quite safely. To find out if they are rated look on the body of the charger unit and it will te…ll you there.. For items not duel rated then use a transformer, to directly connect the 110v to 220v could be very dangerous to you and will almost certainly damage the appliance. ( Full Answer )
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. Before an explanation of how to do this you should keep in mind that this is for a single receptacle only. If any other receptacles are on the same circuit they will also be changed to 120 volts. The existing two pole breaker …in the distribution panel that is to be replaced should not have a larger rating than a 15 or 20 amps. The wire size from that breaker will be #14 or #12 respectively. The final results of this project will leave you with a 15 amp 120 volt receptacle and one spare 15 amp breaker in the distribution panel. That said, OK, any 240 volt outlet can be changed to 120 volt by removing the white wire from the 2 pole breaker and inserting it into the neutral bus bar. Remove the other wire (probably black) from the breaker. Remove the 2 pole breaker from the breaker panel. Install two single pole 15 amp breakers into the hole left by the 2 pole breaker. Leave both of these breakers turned off. Connect the black wire that came off of the 2 pole breaker on to one of the new single pole 15 amp breakers. Re install the cover to the electrical panel, this end is finished. At the old 240 volt receptacle, remove the existing device and install a new 120 volt receptacle. Materials can be purchased at local building supply store. Remember to take the electrical panel data with you so you have the information for the 2 new breakers. Once you have the new 120 volt receptacle installed, identify on the electrical panel door what the breaker is used for. Leave the unused breaker in the off position. Turn the new 15 amp breaker on. Turn the main breaker back on. Test the new receptacle with a lamp to make sure every thing is OK. 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. ( Full Answer )
A 220 volt receptacle is a receptacle which has 2 wires carrying 110 volts...it has two "hot" wires at 110 and a neutral or common leg which has no voltage. A 110 volt receptacle is a receptacle which has 1 wire which carries 110 volts and a common wire. The wiring in the USA is almost standardized …now to where the two "hot" (carrying 110 volts) wires are colored black and red, and the common or neutral is white. To change a receptacle to 110 volts..you remove the red or black wire from the old receptacle and wire nut it off...leaving the other red or black to attach to the new receptacle (right side of receptacle usually, looking at it from the grounding hole on the receptacle ON THE BOTTOM). You then connect the white wire to the left side of the receptacle. This will provide only 110 volts now. If the wires are not black, red, and white..they may be black, black, and white. In most cases, the white wire is always the neutral or common wire. When in doubt, buy a voltmeter and check each wire to the metal box in the wall...the wires carrying the 110 volts will usually read 110 on the voltmeter (or 115, 118..etc). Good luck! ( Full Answer )
RMS stands for root mean squared, and is an easier way to refer to AC voltage. To calculate Vrms, you just take your peak voltage and divide by the square root of 2. Thus, we get the equation Vp/(2^1/2). For power and amperage the calculation is a bit more complicated, but it's very easy for voltage…. Therefore your answers, assuming that your given voltages are the peak voltages of the sinusoid, will be 311.12v, 155.56v and 77.78v respectively. If you want to go from the RMS value to the peak value, simply multiply by the square root of two. ( Full Answer )
I am in Manila and would like to make 1 220 volt receptacle into a 110 volt receptacle thanks
you don't. you just take and use 120 volts from the 220. At least that's what I'd do.
No, not directly. A 110V appliance plugged into a 220V circuit will likely burn up. There are adapters that can lower the voltage, but they are not recommended for extended use and might be against local fire codes.
If by using the word "test" it is meant to establish the condition of the motor in an operative state, then there are a couple of things that can be done. The very first thing is to measure the amperage that the motor is drawing and compare that value to what the manufacturer recommends on the motor…'s nameplate. The second and important thing to do is establish the condition of the motors windings to ground. This is done with a megger. Continuous readings over the life time of the motor will show a continuous degrading of the insulation capacity of the motor' internal windings. When the readings get low enough, at some point in time the decision has to be made as to whether it is time to replace the motor before the windings short circuit and there is a total motor failure. In large industrial installations this type of preventative maintenance prevents production line shutdowns. ( Full Answer )
yes, you would have to replace the single poll breaker with a 2 poll of the same trip rating. I use the word carefully often as a reminder, the circuit breaker panel is hot. If you have the luxury of turning off the main breaker, do so. It also assumed you have room for a 2 pole breaker. Tools yo…u will need; Flat head and/or Philips screwdriver, test light or meter, red electrical tape and wire cutters/strippers. . With the cover carefully removed, locate the existing single poll circuit in your panel. . shut breaker off, verify with test light or meter. . Remove black wire from breaker and carefully trace back to where the wire comes into the panel. This will help you locate the paired white wire . . Carefully remove the white wire from the neutral buss. Note: Leave the green ground wire where it is. All circuits must be grounded regardless of voltage! . Using the red electrical (trace) tape, run a few turns of tape over the white insulation jacket to signify line 2 or another hot wire. White always represent neutral, red represents hot as does black. Note: You should repeat the trace tape step at the other end of this wire for safety. . Neatly and carefully move new red trace wire to breaker location and pair with black. . Carefully remove existing breaker by prying the breaker up from opposite side of the screws, towards the direction of the screws. . Carefully stab down new 2 pole breaker by first installing the foot (below the screws) of the breaker in the shoe or tab. Then carefully push the other end down over the buss bars. Note: the breaker must be in the off position. you'll get zapped other wise. . install black wire in top screw and red trace wire in bottom screw, or match any existing 2 pole breakers in your panel. Tighten, but do not over tighten screws. . Close up the panel flip the breaker as long as the other side is buttoned up and good luck. ( Full Answer )
I think you need a step-up transformer to make 110 volt line into 220 volts.
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hertz supply service. . Virtually all houses built after the Second World War have a 220 volt power supply.
1) Possible... You can buy a converter in any electrical supplies store. Plug in your appliance(s) in this converter then plug the converter into your 220V outlet. 2) Most of the Automatic Voltage Regulator has a 110V outlet. Plug in your appliance in this outlet and plug in the AVR in the …220V outlet. Hope I help you ( Full Answer )
Europe uses 220/240 volts, USA and Canada use 110/120 volts. The lower voltage is less dangerous if you touch a live wire.
In the U.S.A., from the utility's transformer, all homes are provided with two 120 volt, alternating phases. (A phase black, B phase red) and a neutral (white) - called a single phase 3-wire system. The neutral (white wire) allows for balance and return of the current, from and for each phase. If on…e removes the neutral, this results in 240 volts, supplied by both the A phase and B phase. For example: a plug circuit requires 120 volts. A black (A phase) and a neutral or a red (B phase) and a neutral. An oven requires 240 volts. Both the A and B phases are supplied to the oven. All electrical devices are required to have a grounding (green) wire, bonds the entire house to a grounding electrode. ( Full Answer )
less efficient than the 110 volt motor.because as the voltage is more so the loss will be more. therefore efficiency will be less.
One wire would have to be changed to a neutral wire. It would beput on the neutral bar in the electrical panel.
Dubai uses 220 VAC at 50 Hz (in the USA, we use 120 VAC at 60 Hz). They also use the G type plug.
AC voltage conversions are usually done with transformers. Most commonly, a 3 phase 277/480v system is transformed to a 3 phase 120/208v system. You can, however transform to anything you like with the proper transformer. If you are trying to convert 480v single phase to 240v single phase, such a…s for home use, then ask for that type transformer. It would use only 2 phases of the 3 phase system. Using 2 phases is called single phase and there are reasons for this that are beyond the scope of this answer. 220v and 110v are field measurements of what is considered 240v and 120v when ordering equipment or applying code. ( Full Answer )
Not without a voltage adapter to change the 220 volts into the voltage the appliance needs.
There is no such thing as fuses are rated in amps, not volts. a 10 amp fuse will protect against anything over 10 amps regardless of the voltage used.
You will need an adapter assuming you're going to a country that uses 220 instead of 110. Just make sure whatever you're plugging into the 220 V outlet can handle it.
You need a step down voltage transformer that converts 220 volt to 110 volt to use a 110 volt printer with 220 volt. You can get good quality transformers at East West International in Houston, TX. If you order online or over the phone, they can ship it to you in 2-3 business days.
An ipod nano is 110 volts. Why, because our regular outlets are 120 volts AC.
Yes, but the brightness of the bulb will be half of what it is a 220 volts.
Some of the more powerful motors need more voltage to operate but it would be a waste to have all small motors also use 220 volts. Think of it like a semi truck. It needs the larger, more powerful engine to do it's job but to put that same motor in an economy car would be way too much.
No, unless it is dual rated for 110 - 220 volt use. Check the manual or look at the rating sticker that should be somewhere on the printer.
In general, yes. but what is important is to look at the SEER rating of the unit. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. Also, consider the size of the room you are trying to cool and the average outside temp and humidity that the unit will be working against. You may only need a 5000 B…TU unit or for a large room a 12 or 18K unit. I know, TMI. ( Full Answer )
No, the plugs have different blade configurations. This is by design to prevent this type of scenario from happening.
If it is a straight 220 volt circuit with no neutral, then a step down transformer will have to be utilized.
Most residential service in USA has both. In the USA 110 to 120 volts is a given and it would be very unusual not to have 220 to 240 volts. It can be easily tested at main panel with a volt meter. Or as an alternative call your power company.
No, the plugs are different to prevent this and even if you could the lamp would be very dim.
No likely. The wiring size will be designed for the current generated by 220 volt source. Besides other factors 110 volts would require twice the current.
You would need to rewire it at the breaker box, and switch it from a single pole breaker to a double pole breaker. But when you do, all outlets and lights on that circuit will carry 240 volts. Best thing to do is run a new wire to the outlet you want to carry 240 volts. Put it on it's own circuit wi…th the proper size breaker. I advise you to call an electrician unless you know what you are doing. ( Full Answer )
When the manufacturer specifies a specific voltage to operate their equipment, that is the voltage that has to be utilized. If you transform the 110 volts from the panel to 220 volts then you are adhering to the manufactures specifications and the device will work. The thing to watch with clocks is …the frequency of the clock motor. Clocks are frequency sensitive and if you operate a 50 Hz clock on 60 Hz the clock will not keep accurate time. ( Full Answer )
If you are lucky the fuse will blow. If not the refrigerator might catch fire.
220 heater on 110 volts The load is a resistive load and as such it is governed by Ohm's law. Current is directly proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance. As the voltage goes down so does the current. For example take a 2200 watt heater at 220 volts = 10 amps. R =… E/I = 220/10 = 22 ohms of resistance in the heater. Now take the 2200 watt heater and using the same formula and at 110 volts. I = E/R, Amps = Volts / Resistance. 110/22 = 5 amps. As you can see ohm's law holds true, the current is inversely proportional to the resistance and as the voltage goes down so does the current. To answer the question, yes a 220 volt heater will run on a 110 volt circuit but at 1/4 of the wattage that the heater is rated at. W = A x V = 5 x 110 = 550 watts. 500/2200 = .25 or 25%. ( Full Answer )
In most instances the size, shape and configuration of slots indicate the voltage. If not sure, test with a voltage tester. If a voltage tester is not available go to your distribution panel and find the source breaker that supplies voltage to the receptacle outlet. If it is fed with a single 15 …amp breaker it is 120 volts. If the circuit is fed with a two pole 15 amp breaker then it is most likely a 220 volt receptacle outlet. A 120 volt receptacle outlet will have parallel blades whereas a 220 volt receptacle outlet will have tandem blades on a 15 amp circuit. ( Full Answer )
Some types of sound systems can be adjusted to run on 110 v or 220 v so look at the back plate to see if this is possible. If not, then a transformer is required to convert the supply voltage to the voltage (and power) required by the appliance.
You need a transformer to do it permanently (the device isn'tchanged, the voltage is), but you'll often see some type of series resistor added in serieswith tje power plug for small devices such as electric razors takento Europe.
You should not. There is a very good chance that it will burn outthe electronic components in the bulb assembly. If it results in ashort circuit inside the bulb, you may also trigger your homecircuit breaker for that circuit. You should read the label information on the base. If it says it israted …for 110-220 volts, it means the electronics can detect thevoltage and make it work for the bulb. If so, it should work on 220volts also. ( Full Answer )