Can you use 240V single phase power to power 277V fluorescent light fixtures?

Answer No...but you can buy an "autotransformer" that will boost the 220 to 277. Transformers of this kind can be the auto type or isolation type and are available at a much higher cost that it would be ... Read More »

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In the USA how do you wire a refrigerator purchased in Singapore 240V single phase if you understand the 50Hz motor will run faster on 60Hz?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. In general the answer has to be: "Not if it has been designed and wired to run only on the 50 Hz mains frequency system th... Read More »

What is used in fluorescent light fixtures?

Fluorescent light fixtures are typically made of a glass tube, whose inner surface is coated with phosphor. Either end of the tube features a coil, commonly made of tungsten. A small amount of liqu... Read More »

How can I test Dayton 3 phase 3 wire heater without 3 phase power in my home with a 200 amp service?

The owners of any factories, workshops or homes which need a 3-phase supply would order 3-phase supplies from their local power companies. For a very small 3-phase appliance (not a heater!), such ... Read More »

How to Remove Fluorescent Light Fixtures?

Fluorescent light fixtures are very energy efficient but not usually considered as decorative as other light fixtures. Removing fluorescent light fixtures can be more complicated than removing trad... Read More »