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Is it possible to power a 240V oven off 120V?


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2011-09-13 03:05:01
2011-09-13 03:05:01

Are you certain that you mean "amps"? Maybe you mean 110 VOLTS. The voltage in most home circuits are 110 volts except for a few appliances like driers, well pumps, hot water heaters, etc. And even those appliances probably only use 30 amps or so. The whole house may only have the capacity for 100 amp or maybe as much as 250 amp service. And to answer the question, a 220 volt appliance would not work on a 110 volt circuit.

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I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but you probably need to ask an electrician familiar with your service and what you want to connect. As a general answer, you can connect a 240v line to line resistive load like an electric water heater to any 240v source. If you also need the 240v to have 120v line to neutral, like a 240v electric stove that contains a 120v clock and oven light, then its possible if the 3 phase power is connected in a "high delta" configuration, and you connect to the correct leads. If you have a high delta service and want to ignore the 3-phase power service and wire most or all of the loads in the building as a single phase load, the utility may have to be consulted.

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Could you please give us a name of a 240 V 60 Hz microwave? Thank you

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No The wiring isn't big enough to carry the load of an electric range Christmas is no time for a fire! Call an electrician!

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The burners will most likely be 240V. By keeping the range at 240 volts it will use less amps that at 120V. Say a range and oven is rated at 9000 watts. Watts = amps x volts. 9000/240V = 37.5 amps. 9000/120V = 75 amps. As you can see at 120 volts the amperage is double over 240 volts. You would need a 100 amp breaker and #4 wire to accomodate the range on 120 volts.


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