This is something that your utility company needs to know about. One reason is you probably are not getting enough amperage to service your house. If the incomming voltage is abnormally low you need to have this checked out. About the question, it would depend if your amperage increased. You pay by the kilowatt hour. Volts X Amps = Watts Chances are the low voltage is a symptom of the true cause of your high electricity bill, not the cause itself. Driving your appliances at a lower voltage (except for modern devices with switching powersupplies) will cause them to draw less power, and therefore cause a lower bill. (Now, before you get any ideas, this will not work for switching powersupplies. That means computers, TVs, etc. It is bad for motorized appliances as they may not start in a undervoltage situation. Lights will not work as well, etc. Also, whatever you jury-rig into your feed will have to dissipate the power equal to the product of voltage across it and the current through it. So, you will not lower your bill at all as the energy not being dissipated by your appliances will be dissipated by whatever you stuck in the feed. Anyways, back to the question at hand: ) If you have a low voltage problem, either you are overloading your supply, you have a bad connection, or a short. Checking for a short is easy: * Turn off everything. * Unplug all everything and turn off all lamps. * Shut off all the breakers, including the main. * See if your meter is turning. If it is, call the electric company. * Turn on the main breaker. * See if your meter is turning. If it is, call an electrician. Don't DIY on the main feed. Save it for the branch circuits. * Turn on the breakers one by one and check the meter. If it starts turning, check that absolutely everything is off on that circuit. If everything is, you know have a general idea of where energy is leaking. Call an electrician or happy hunting. * If you can turn on all the breakers and the meter does not turn, you do not have a short in your home's wiring. Either you have a defective appliance or you use a lot of energy. If you don't have a short, the undervoltage problem is either a overloaded supply or failing wiring devices. Call an electrician, this is a serious fire hazard (something is dissipating that energy into heat, somewhere). They will have the tools to quickly track it down and fix it for you.
If the voltage is higher then that of a commercial electric fence I would not recommend it.
That would be the voltage.
Because the higher voltage would be dangerous domestically.
There is no particular benefit for having a higher open-circuit (or 'no-load') voltage. In fact, an ideal voltage source would have no internal resistance and, therefore, its open-circuit voltage would be identical to its closed-circuit voltage.
The higher voltage makes the transfer of power more efficient over long distances. The transformer near your house lowers the voltage to a usable level. If it weren't so tricky and dangerous to work with in a household setting, the higher voltage would still be more efficient even there.
The higher the voltage the shorter the time for separation
In the most simple electric circuits, an electric current flows in that circuit in response to the applied voltage. Voltage is electromotive force, and it will cause current to flow in a circuit to which it is applied. In a simple circuit with a DC voltage applied, electrons leave the negative terminal of the source and flow through the circuit, then return to the positive terminal of the source. The resistance of the circuit (and the applied voltage) will determine the amount of current that flows. In complex circuits, the higher degree of complexity demands that more analysis would have to be done to explain the operation. And in a complimentary way, an AC circuit demands a higher level of analysis because of the fact that the applied voltage changes polarity.
if there is resistance in the contact surface , it would heat up more with higher voltage .
Voltage, along with electric pressure, electric tension, and electrical potential difference is measured in units of electric potential. This can be joules per coulomb or volts.AnswerFirst of all, there is no such thing as a 'voltage difference'. Voltage is already a 'difference', as it is an alternative name for 'potential difference'! 'Voltage difference', therefore, would mean 'potential difference difference', which makes no sense!The unit for potential and potential difference (voltage) is the volt, which is equivalent to a coulomb per second.
It depends on the voltage it runs on. The answer would be the wattage 15,000 divided by the voltage. Example at 240 volts it would run on 62.5 amps.
Electric substations either step up voltage or step down voltage for electric power distribution. For example, power being generated at a power plant would be stepped up in voltage for transmission over the electric grid. On the other hand, power coming into a residential neighborhood from the electric grid would be stepped down in voltage for distribution to individual homes. This increasing or decreasing of voltage will be accomplished by using transformers in the substation. There will also be electric circuit breakers in the substation located on both the high and low voltage sides of the transformer. These circuit breakers are used to be able to isolate the transformer from the electric grid for maintenance purposes or in case of an electrical fault that could damage the transformer. Most substations will also contain a Control House that contains all of the control equipment for the substation as well as battery backups in case of loss of power. Type your answer here...
I think a electric lawnmower would be cheaper because current usage goes off the amount of amps and if you have a lawnmower that has a low voltage then it would cost you less.
The voltage provided by power company are higher what your home uses so transformers step down the voltage for your house. Higher voltages in your home would cause a potential safety hazard. The higher voltages on transmission lines are used to cope with voltage drops over long distances.
It is a easy voltage to obtain and can check for breakover in the insulation. The voltage is higher then what would be put through most wire and shows any weakness.
I would say, one type. But electricity comes in different varieties. For a start, there is DC and AC. Also, the electricity can come at a higher or lower voltage.I would say, one type. But electricity comes in different varieties. For a start, there is DC and AC. Also, the electricity can come at a higher or lower voltage.I would say, one type. But electricity comes in different varieties. For a start, there is DC and AC. Also, the electricity can come at a higher or lower voltage.I would say, one type. But electricity comes in different varieties. For a start, there is DC and AC. Also, the electricity can come at a higher or lower voltage.
What is voltage what is another name for voltage? That is potential difference. In physics, the potential difference or p.d. between two points is the amount of work that would need to be done on a unit electric charge to move it from one point to the other against an electric field. P.d. is synonymous with voltage and is measured in volts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_difference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage Cheers ebs
You would have to apply a higher voltage from outside - for example, in the case of DC, connect a battery that provides more voltage, or connect more than one battery in series; or in the case of AC, use a transformer to increase the voltage.
.10 amp could be fatel, the higher the ampage the more likely. Ampage is determined by the voltage and the resistance. ampage= voltage/ resistance
Since the voltage is the same, I would expect that not much charge would be transferred. Normally, for a 24 V battery, you would need a HIGHER voltage to charge it.
If two ideal sources of unequal voltage are connected in parallel the higher voltage will provide a majority of the current (a two percent difference in voltage would provide an additional 5% of the current) and (in the case of batteries) the larger would provide charging current, quickly draining it.
Electrical generation at higher voltages would have to have higher insulation between the windings of the generator. This would become physically impossible as the size of the generator would become so large that is would become inefficient. Voltages are generated at lower voltages where the insulation factor between windings is much lower. This low voltage is then transformed into a higher voltage for transmission to other locals.
With the engine running you should read 13.5 to 15.5 Volts DC at the battery posts. A reading much higher than this indicates the voltage regulator in the alternator is defective.
In a water system, the "voltage" is the water pressure, the flow rate is the "current", and the pipe size is the "resistance". Low-voltage electrical current is equivalent to low-pressure water.
Yes since voltage, current and resistance are all related by Ohm's law where Volts = Current x Resistance. So as Voltage is increased, current would increase proportionally.
An electric blower with a 220 motor would not receive enough electricity to function correctly with a 110 motor. This would cause problems to the operator, and possible injury because the motor would be used incorrectly. <<>> You can not rewire an electric motor without incurring a high outlay of money. If cost is not an option take it to any reputable motor shop and they will rewind it for you. If the motor is rated for dual voltage operation then the answer is yes. Look on the nameplate and where you see the motors voltage it should look like this 120/240 volts. If this is the case the wiring diagram should be pasted on the underside of the motors junction box lid. These types of motors use push on lugs so just rearrange the lugs for a voltage that you want to use.