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 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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What happens when 230 volt is accidentally hooked up to a 115 volt dishwasher is it ruined or did i burn something up that can be replaced?


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