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an electrician. you may have to upgrade your service if not you will need an additional box to accomodate the new breaker Assuming you meet local code and license requirements, and know how to shut things off while you're working: The full circuit panel may be a service panel or a sub-panel with main lugs only (no main disconnect). If it's a sub-panel you need to find the breaker that feeds it from the service panel (if any) to make sure it has enough ampacity to run your 220 appliance on top of whatever is there already. Assuming the breaker and feeder conductors will support the additional load, you can add another subpanel (or replace the existing subpanel with a larger one). If not, you can wire a completely new feeder from the service panel to a new subpanel (or just a 220 disconnect/fuse for your new appliance). If the wiring is old, the minimum disturbance to the existing wiring is recommended: put in a new circuit from the service panel. Some subpanels include extra main lug terminals for feeding other subpanels. Otherwise you can either add another tap to the main lugs and run them to the new subpanel, or else replace two of the existing breakers with a 2-pole breaker that feeds the new subpanel. Put the new 220 circuit into the new panel along with the two old circuits removed from the old full panel to make room for the subfeed breakers.

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How do you hook up a 120v outlet?

To hook up a 120 volts outlet, use a new outlet that is a protected type. It must be GFCI or be wired into a GFCI-protected circuit in an unfinished basement, bathroom, or garage that has damp areas.

What are the electrical codes covering - wiring a new garage?

Depends on what you are asking about. I can tell you that all garage outlets must be protected by a GFCI circuit. You can install as many or as little as you want as long as there is at least 1 outlet on each wall. Any freezer or refrigerator must be on a dedicated circuit. There must be a light switch by the doorway mounted 48" to the top of the switch box. If you have 2 entrances into the garage then install a 3 way light switch so the lights can be turned on/off at both locations. Outlets cannot me mounted higher than 48" above the floor. I would install the outlets on 1 circuit and the lights on another circuit unless you only have a couple of lights. Use AWG #12 wire for the garage protected by a 20 amp breaker. If the garage is detached from the house then you need a disconnect in the garage. Any 240 volt outlet must be on a dedicated circuit protected by the proper breaker and correct size wire needed for the device.

Is there a 40 amp outlet?

There isn't currently a 40A outlet made for the USA market because it doesn't match the available branch circuit wiring current carrying capacity limits in the National Electrical code. The current carrying capacity jumps from 30A for a 10AWG copper circuit to 50A for 8AWG copper circuit. The available outlets reflect this.

What is a GFCI outlet and where is needed?

Ground Fault Circuit Interupter is used where the electric circuit needs to be instantly in the bathroom where an appliance might fall in the water, or an exterior outlet that might get wet in the prevent electric shock.

Can you use a none dedicated outlet for a space heater for a short period of time?

Yes, a space heater can be plugged into any outlet. Depending on what else is drawing current on the circuit will govern whether the circuit will trip or not. If the heater is plugged in and the circuit does not trip it can be left plugged as long as it is needed. If the heater trips after a few seconds, then try another outlet.

If one outlet on a circuit is not working will the entire circuit not work?


How do you add a new outlet on the same circuit?

In parallel circuit

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A dedicated wall outlet is the only one on the circuit.

Infer which type of circuit an outlet is part of?

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What is the definition of a 110v outlet?

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If your air conditioner is 120V but the outlet is 240V can you convert from 240V to 120V and how?

If the 220V circuit is dedicated, is to derate the circuit to a dedicated 110V outlet. Replace the 220V breaker with a 110V breaker and install a 110V outlet in place of the 220V outlet. If the original circuit was 20A or greater go with a 20A breaker and a 20A outlet as Airconditioners are fairly large loads. Do not exceed the current rating of the old circuit as that is all the current the existing wiring can handle.

Should you use 14-2 or 12-2 for garage outlets and lights in Richfield mn?

The only determining factor is the size of the circuit breaker that you will be using. If the garage circuit will be protected with a 15 Amp breaker, you may use a 14 AWG wire. If the circuit will be protected with a 20 amp breaker, you must use a 12 AWG wire. Note too that garage outlets should be protected with a GFCI breaker or outlet. If you have any concerns regarding your ability to adequately design and install the garage outlets, please, for your own safety, contact a local electrician.

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Where is the garage clothing outlet?

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How do you solve electrical outlet not working?

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Where is A GFCI outlet?

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Is a plug in a series or parallel circuit?

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Can lights and GFCI outlet be on the same circuit?

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