Can I Convert a 220 Volt Circuit To A 230 Volt Circuit?
Can you convert a 220 Volt outlet into a 230 Volt outlet so a 230 Volt AC unit can be plugged in?
Electrical Question from Simon about a 220 Volt Circuit
Background: Simon, a Homeowner.
Question: Can you convert a 220 Volt outlet into a 230 Volt outlet so a 230 Volt AC unit can be plugged in?
Thanks for your electrical question Simon. Being able to convert the outlet would depend on what the required amperage is for the air conditioning unit. You will need to look at the equipment specifications label on the unit or the installation manual that came with the unit to see what the requiredÂ minimum circuit size is. This must be compared to the existing circuit size. As for 220 or 230 volt circuits for the home, the voltage range is commonly 220 to 240 volts, so it is basically one in the same. This issue here is the required circuit size as it applies to amperage.Â If the existing circuit is too small then a new circuit will be required. This type of circuit may not be shared with another device.
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