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240 volt outlets « on: March 30, 2018, 09:08:44 PM » Author: wattMaster
What are some good uses for a 240 volt outlet? I want to install a 30 amp one but it's hard to find some good uses for it.
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 11:23:51 PM » Author: Lumex120
What are some good uses for a 240 volt outlet? I want to install a 30 amp one but it's hard to find some good uses for it.
-Heavy duty space heater (probably don't need one in FL though)
-Larger motors
-Various uses for a high power heat source (such as a kiln or forge)
-Running 240v only lights
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 11:32:08 PM » Author: Mercurylamps
Perhaps if you buy something from an overseas country that uses 240V such as the United Kingdom, Australia or Europe then you can use your 240V outlet to power it.

I believe that in the US they use 240V in homes for high power equimpment like clothes dryers or ovens.
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 01:23:57 AM » Author: tolivac
240V outlet-those HV fans on YouTube that buy pole pig transformers and connect them "backward" and draw arcs off them and fry stuff with them.This can be a lethal hobby-but some folks have interesting kicks.And they buy the transformers NEW from Power Partners and Solomon.If you use the pig in this way it has to be "ballasted" with a heater in series with the pole transformer 120/240V winding so you don't trip the breaker.Not the hobby for me-but some get their fun from it-and these transformers can weigh from 240-300 pounds!These guys first play with microwave oven transformers and go upward from there.I had HV fun from neon sign transformers.
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 01:52:15 AM » Author: dor123
Perhaps if you buy something from an overseas country that uses 240V such as the United Kingdom, Australia or Europe then you can use your 240V outlet to power it.

I believe that in the US they use 240V in homes for high power equimpment like clothes dryers or ovens.
Overseas the frequency is 50hz. In the US the frequency is 60hz, so appliance that operates on 240V 50hz, may be damage at 240V 60hz.
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 05:42:42 AM » Author: Mercurylamps
Overseas the frequency is 50hz. In the US the frequency is 60hz, so appliance that operates on 240V 50hz, may be damage at 240V 60hz.

Well, yes. If it's a simple heater then the resistive element won't care about the frequency supplied to it. Same goes for universal switch mode power supplies in many modern electronic equipment.
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Re: 240 volt outlets « Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 06:01:44 AM » Author: Ash
With few and far inbetween exceptions, there is no problem for most appliances
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