Why a New 240 Volt Circuit Produces 120 Volts
How to Correct Incorrect Circuit Voltage: There are some electrical panels which do not have a standard configuration which will produce 120 volts instead of 240 volts, this is one of those types of panels, but there is a solution.
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This electrical wiring question came from: Joe, a Handyman from Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Joe.
How to Correct Incorrect Circuit Voltage
There are some electrical panels which do not have a standard configuration which will produce 120 volts instead of 240 volts, this is one of those types of panels, but there is a solution.
Joe, you’ll need to re position the circuit breaker in the panel because you are not attached to separate buses. This has to do with the type of circuit breaker you have and the brand of the electrical panel.
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