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rudyruee
220/110

i got a shed prewired w ceiling lites and bench w pegboard. my question is there is a 220 outlet id like to temporarily step down to 110. is that possible? if so how w/o rewiring.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: 220/110

It will depend on which type 220 receptacle it is and how it is wired.

If it is a 4 prong receptacle you have 2 hots, a neutral and a ground. Wiring a plug with a black wire on either one of the hots and white on the neutral , and ground will give you 120 volts .

It it is a 3 prong outlet and has 2 hots and ground, then no, because you should not use ground as a current carrying conductor.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: 220/110
rudyruee wrote:

i got a shed prewired w ceiling lites and bench w pegboard. my question is there is a 220 outlet id like to temporarily step down to 110. is that possible? if so how w/o rewiring.

My advise is to call an electrician. Changing outlets, switches, etc. is one thing, but this is more involved.:D

canuk
Re: 220/110

The breaker for this circuit would also be a consideration --- depending on the rating may need to be changed to an appropriate size and type ( single pole from a bouble pole )

A. Spruce
Re: 220/110
canuk wrote:

( single pole from a bouble pole )

Hey! How did you make the D backwards?!?!?!? :eek::D:D

canuk
Re: 220/110

duh on me :o:D

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