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Will a 120V appliance work on a 115V outlet?

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Answered 2006-04-24 03:56:39

Yes. It's functionally the same.

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Will a 115V 60Hz work in a 120V 60Hz power supply?

Yes, 115V 60Hz will work in a 120V 60Hz power supply.

Will 110V appliance work with a 120V outlet?

Yes, as long as the device is within 10% of the rated voltage.

Would 220 volts appliances from England work on 120 volts in US?

You cannot use a 220v appliance to a 120v outlet.

Can you plug a 115V appliance into a 120V outlet?

For residential service 110V, 115V, 117V, 120V, and 125V are all functionally the same. Electric companies have been slowly increasing the line voltage over the last 100 years to cope with increased loads. That is where these different voltages come from. The tolerance is generally +/-10%. That's +/- 11.5 volts in this case. So, a 115VAC appliance will run between 103.5 and 126.5VAC. The short answer is yes. 110V appliances can work with up to 130V without being burnt, additionally, 220V appliances can work with up to 240V without being burnt.

Can 120V appliance work with 220V?

120V appliance will not work on 220V. Use an instrument transformer or voltage regulator to adjust the high voltage to the desired level.

Can 120v welder work in a 110v outlet?

yes ofcourse they both are the same

Will a 15A 115V air conditioner work properly in a 15A 230V air conditioner electrical outlet?

Absolutely not.

Will a 110v appliance work in a 230v outlet?

No, the voltage is too high.

Can you convert an existing 120V plug on an appliance to a 240V plug not speaking of a converter but actually changing the plug so there are no long term effects on the appliance?

If I understand your question, Can you run a 110 appliance off of a 220 volt outlet? You could by only using one leg of the 220. You may also consider changing the outlet. Put in a regular 110 outlet and capping off one leg of the 220 in the wall box. You still have a neutral and a ground to work with. I read this as the questioner doesn't want to modify the outlet. Check the voltage ratings on the device. Many electronic devices nowadays can havdle 120V or 240V as it is cheaper to manufacture one powersupply and sell it everywhere. If your device is rated for 240V, you can put a 240V plug on it. If it only says 120V, no dice. 240V will burn it up.

Can a 240V baseboard heater work on a 120V outlet?

Yes, but you will only get one quarter of the wattage from the heater.

Can a 110 volt appliance work on 220 volt in Philippines?

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

If you put a 60W 120V bulb in a 120V lamp that has a transformer for 240V and plug it into a 240V outlet will it work or blow the circuitry?

Off hand no but your explanations are not clear as to who is doing what to whom,,

Can you plug a 125 volt appliance into a 220 volt outlet?

NO! Not unless you never want it to work again.

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If you put a 240V bulb in a 120V lamp that has no transformer and plug it into a 240V outlet will it work or blow the circuitry?

Not only will it work, but it will last for much longer than if it was connected to 220volts!

Can 230V appliance plug into a 230v outlet?

Yes, it can be and there is no problem at all Because most of the electrical appliances are made to work on 220v - 240v so it can also be plugged into a 240v outlet.

Will a 115V welder plug into a 120V house plug?

Yes, but it may draw too much current for the circuit. If it's a 15 amp circuit and the welder draws 17 amps, it won't work. Voltage is only a part of the puzzle.

How can you convert a 3-prong 240V appliance outlet to 120V without rewiring and replacing the outlet?

For USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service.1) An outlet for 240V is totally different from a regular 120V outlet. 2) The wiring for 240V is also much heavier than for 120V.3) The double pole circuit breaker necessary for 240V is different to the single pole breaker used for 120V.4) Anyway it is not clear why you would want to try to change a 240V outlet to a 120V type?5) If you could log in and add some more details below here so we knew your reasoning for wanting this change to take place, someone may be able to assist you much further.The reason why I need to do this is because there is only one 3-prong 240V outlet in the water heater closet feeding an inline water heater and I want to install an instant hot water recycling system which runs on 120v I so need the extra power outlet.If you want to keep the existing 240V water heater then you cannot add another outlet to the circuit, not even a 240V one, let alone a 120V one!The wiring and its circuit breaker is only rated to carry the current for one water heater and nothing else. If you add another appliance to the circuit you risk causing a house fire: the breaker may buzz but not trip so that the wiring gets hotter and hotter until something catches on fire!So, if you are planning to buy a new hot water recycling system it surely deserves to be installed safely and correctly?So why not, for your instant hot water recycling system, have a licensed electrician install a separate 120V circuit with the correct breaker, the correct-sized cable and the correct outlet near to the existing 240V outlet?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 JOBSAFELY AND COMPETENTLYREFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

Why can't you simply use a step-up converter to plug a 240V appliance into a 120V socket?

The power rating on the converter won't be high enough. You cannot exceede the power capacity of the source, no matter how hard you try. In the US outlets are 15A at 120V. 15A * 120V = 1800W. No matter what you do, you cannot draw more power than that from the outlet. Also, you are limited by the weakest link in your chain. The next link is the converter itself. If you can get a converter with a power rating higher than your appliance, and the appliance draws under 1800W, then yes, you can power it with a converter. (Though, if it draws 1800W, or over 1500W to be practical, it will need a dedicated line.) So, for a small appliance bought overseas, yes this will work. For Ranges and Dryers, no it will not. There is a reason they are not designed to plug in to regular outlets. Range: 50A at 240V: 12,000 Watts max. 6.7x the amount of power a 120V outlet can supply. Dryer: 30A at 240V: 7,200 Watts max. 4 times the amount of power a 120V outlet can supply. The previous answer is not correct. Of course you can. There's absolutely no reason why it would not work. The outlet and the power source it is connected to has no limit as to the amount of power that can be drawn, for all intents and purposes. The current is artificially limited by the circuit's fuse/circuit breaker for safety reasons. Given sufficiently thick wire, the circuit can draw 50, 100, 200A with no problem. The reason the circuits are current-limited is due to the relatively thin wires between the power source and the outlet. Thinner wires heat up faster as the current passing through them increases. At a certain current level, the wire can heat up enough to be a fire hazard. A step-up transformer is simply wire wrapped around two iron cores. One side is connected to the 120V source (the outlet). The other side is connected to the appliance. The changing voltage on one side (AC) induces voltage changes on the other side proportional to the ratio of the number of turns of wire. This is basically the opposite of the step-down transformer connecting your house to the power grid. What would you use instead of a step-up transformer anyway?

Can you plug a 240 volt appliance into 110 volt?

No, there are two reasons, usually the 240v plug is different and will not fit into a standard 120v outlet. Second, it needs another 120v leg, that is, the 240v uses two 120v wires for the power it needs. So if you did get it to plug in and it did run, it would not be running at the power it needed to run, so there is a chance of damage to the appliance. What should be done is have an electrician install the correct outlet for it, this way you don't take a chance on damaging the unit and also the unit is safe to run. What if you change the plug or get it to work, you might not be using the ground or the neutral might be switched with the ground, in this case, you could create a unsafe condition and put family at risk. <<>> The pin configuration of the 240 volt receptacle is different from a 120 volt pin configuration. This is a safety factor to prevent the wrong voltage being applied to the wrong devices.

If an appliance does NOT work at all when you plug it in and turn the switch on the appliance circuit is?

If an appliance does not work at all when you plug it in and turn the switch on the appliance circuit is not on.

Can 115 volt appliance be plugged into Canadian household outlet?

Yes. All Canadian regular household outlets work at 110-120 Volts.

Can a house outlet generate a 4 prong dryer cord?

Short answer: No A standard outlet is 120v and can safety provide about 15 amps. A dryer is 240v at about 30 amps. Also the typical 12-14 gauge wiring is not suitable to carry the current to power a dryer. If you did wire a dryer to a 120v plug most likely the dryer would work but provide very small amount of heat.

Does a freezer absolutely need a dedicated outlet?

Current code say that a freezer or any appliance needs to be on it's own circuit. It will still work if it is not on a dedicated circuit.

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