How to Choose a 12 Volt Winch?

Answer If you live on a farm, need to pull stumps, have a boat, or have friends and family who seem to get stuck frequently, you could use a good winch. Winches are a lot stronger and more capable than th... Read More »

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How to Connect a 9000 Lb. Winch to a 12 Volt Battery?

A 9,000-pound winch draws considerable amperage when activated. With this in mind, the connections to the motor and the battery must be clean and secure. A loose connection in either location will ... Read More »

What happens when 240 volt equipment is plugged into a 120 volt source or if 110-120 volt equipment is plugged into a 60 volt source assuming all alternating current?

Assuming all alternating current and all at the same or similar frequency (say, 50-60Hz), nothing much will happen on a device using a linear transformer. A linear transformer (one that is made of ... Read More »

Can you plug a high power 240 volt appliance such as a clothes dryer into a 120 volt outlet?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. If they are appliances that have to use a lot of power, like clothes dryers, kitchen ranges, etc. , the answer has to be No. Ap... Read More »

How can you run a US electric dryer that uses 240 volt 60 Hz single phase on a 240 volt 50Hz circuit in Asia?

Unfortunately, this is probably not practical. Though electric clothes dryers are made as wholly 240 volt 50Hz units - for use in Europe, Asia and elsewhere in the world - all the residential drye... Read More »