How to Understand 240 Volt Circuits?

Answer In the home there are a number of different types of circuits designed to handle various loads. Large items, such as stoves and dryers, require more power than other items commonly found in a home.... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Understand 240 Volt Circuits

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 I replace my 3.6 volt NiMH cordless phone battery with a 3.6 volt lithium ion b?

I belive the chargers may not be compatible.. I would stay with your current battery.... NiMh and Lithium Ion are both good batteries with no memory problems..

Can you use two 12-volt batteries wired in series with a 12-volt trolling motor?

No. Wiring in series stacks the voltage being delivered. Two 12-volt batteries in series deliver 24 volts, which causes permanent damage and a fire hazard in a 12-volt trolling motor. Wire the batt... Read More »

Is it okay to connect a 3.7 volt li-ion (900mAh) and a 3.7 volt li-ion (1000mAh) batteries in parallel?

I don't recommend doing it. Before that, though, if you're trying to increase the mAh rating, then parallel connection of two identical voltages will do what you want. Voltages in series will add... Read More »