Electrical Wiring to NEC Standard
Wiring a Home to N.E.C. Standards, Home Electrical Wiring in Another Country: I’m building a home in another country where they use 100 volt 60 hertz power, but I want to use 110volt 60 hertz as the standard in the U.S.A.
Wiring a Home to N.E.C. Standards
Electrical Question: I’m building a home in another country where they use 100 volt 60 hertz power, but I want to use 110volt 60 hertz as the standard in the U.S.A.
- My question is will I hurt an appliance or AC unit that is rated for 100volt/60hz?
- Most of my electronics are from the states and I don’t want to use individual transformers.
- I figure I would wire the house American style and this way I can use both American and Foreign products.Please advise and thanks!
This electrical question came from Will, who is a Homeowner from Arizona.
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Dave the Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Will.
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