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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Jul 10, 2005.
Can someone give me a quick rundown on switching a 220 outlet to 110
I think (2) 110 lines make a 220 line, so if you split it apart it may work?
I don't know.
Yeah I was fairly sure of that, just would like a little brush up course
Need more info. Ususally a 220 outlet has 2 110V legs, a neutral, and a ground. Some only have a single 220V line running to it. What do you have?
I'll have to open it up. I assume two 110 since it's an addon and far from the electrical boxes
You will need to see if there is a neutral in the box. Other than that you will need to make sure it is only running to the one outlet and not powering something else. You will also need a new circuit breaker in your electrical panel. Open the box up and see how many wires (and what colors they are) first.
if it is a 3 wire you have two hots and a ground wire up the 110 outlet and the wire to the silver/neutral side take off the breaker and put on the neutral bar that is sometimes the same as the ground. If the one u use as a nuetral is not white use phasing tape or a white marker to mark it. swap the double breaker for a single one and put a spare in there to take up the space of the other side of the 220 one that u removed. Like said make sure this is on the curcuit by itself before you start. or do you still have fuses? yall other don't laugh there are still plenty of people that do.
I know, I have seen plenty, I have even seen a few that still had fusible links (lower amperage wire between two terminals on a piece of porcelain, when they blow they leave big scorch marks and can easily start fires), instead of a fuse
haven't saw that but saw the fuses that you replace the links inside of when i worked on injection molding machines. near half the machines were fron the early seventies or older.
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