What is the difference between 110 volt RMS and 220 volt RMS?
To answer the exact question, 220 Volts RMS is the voltage of a supply of electric power which is twice as big as 110 Volts RMS. Note: ordinary electrical test meters (multimeters) normally measure the RMS value, not the peak value, when they are used to measure an amount of AC voltage or current. Scroll down to related links and look at "Difference between RMS voltage, peak voltage, and peak-to-peak voltage". Further notes: RMS is an acronym for 'Root Mean Square'. In essence, it's an overall average voltage rating which tells you the 'real work' which can be done by a supply of power, or, in other words, it is a truer representation of the overall power profile delivered over time by an alternating voltage supply.
To determine an RMS voltage of a sine wave (as is used in AC mains power distribution), you measure its peak voltage and multiply it by .707, which will give you the RMS voltage.
So a 110 Volt RMS mains supply actually has a peak voltage of about 155.6 Volts and a 220 Volts RMS mains supply actually has a peak voltage of about 311.2 Volts.
The answer is just that: the voltage that the outlet has available. The issue is when you plug a 110 volt appliance into a 220 volt outlet (or vica verca) you are either under powering or over powering the device and can (and probably will) ruin it either way. <<>> You should not be able to plug a 110 volt device into a 220 volt outlet due to the different blade configurations. This is why…
Yes you could damage the computer. Most likely you would fry the power supply. Some computers have a switch on the back to switch between 110 volts and 220 volts. <<>> The two different configurations between the 110 volt plug and the 220 volt receptacle would not allow this to ever happen. This is the reason behind having different configurations for voltages and amperages.
How do you wire 220 volt from 2 110 volt lines. you have a concessions stand that is wired for 220 but everywhere you have been lately just keeps giving you 2 - 110 volt line?
What is the amount of power consumed by a 60 watt 220 volt lamp when it is connected across 110 volt supply?
If 220 volt appliances consume half the power of 110 volt appliances why aren't refrigerators being sold in the USA with 220 volts?
True, 220 volt appliances consume less energy than 110 volt ones, but in order to use them in the US, you would need to convert them to 110 voltage. This is a less efficient use of energy. Plus, 220 volt appliances are a more risky because people can get seriously injured if they get shocked from them.
How can I install a 110 receptacle alongside a 220 receptacle using the 220 receptacle wires for power?
Yes, it is in the rating that the manufacturer has been given approval for, to state the highest voltage allowed to be supplied to the device. A 110 volt device is usually rated at 130 volts maximum and a 220 volt device is usually rated at 250 volts maximum. If you look at switches closely you will see all of the information imprinted on the side of the device. You can use a higher rated…
A 220 volt treadmill will not run on 110 volt power. if you would wire it to plug in, the low voltage would causes the treadmill to burn up. You will need to install a 220 volt receptacle for it to plug into and work properly. <<>> In the above answer the treadmill will not burn up but at these amperages it will make a very big flash if it shorted out. Also it must…