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Is it possible to use a 120-240V step up transformer with an electric range when a house is only wired for 120V and if so how?


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2007-06-05 02:20:54
2007-06-05 02:20:54

You DO NOT NEED A TRANSFORMER!!! You Have 220 Volts Commint Into Your Breaker Box. Install A 50 Amp 2 Pole Breaker And Run A Circuit With 6 Guage Romex Wire To The Stove. You May Need To Go Under The House Or Whatever To Reach The Stove But Do It This Way. You won't have the capacity

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Yes, many large buildings are built with electrical vaults to house the electrical distribution system. The high voltage enters the building usually underground, where it connects to a transformer. The secondary side of the transformer is connected to a distribution system where the supply voltage is then sent to the individual apartment sub panels.

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If all of the breakers are on one side, then you have lost one leg of the power coming into the house. Probably between the house and the nearest transformer.

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transformer YES but transmission is 475kv and distribution is 16kv and finally one phase out of a transformer on a pole or on the ground. An electric switch yard will have transformers to reduce to distribution voltage.

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Usually you just have to replace the electric panel and maybe the electric meter and entrance cable. It would be unusual, but the power company may want to replace the cable from the local transformer to your house.

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The transformer at your house steps down the voltage from the power company for use in your house.


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