Method to Convert 220 volt to 120 volt
Voltage Converters or Transformers for Specific 120 Volt Applications – A 120 volt circuit cannot be tapped off of a 220 volt circuit simply because there is no insulated neutral wire conductor that is used in this type of 220 volt circuit. However you may install a transformer or voltage converter which when installed correctly can produce the desired 120 volt circuit.
Voltage Converters or Transformers for Specific Applications
Electrical Question: On the ranch that I am working on there are three outdoor street lamps installed and they are all individually powered by their own 220v power line. The routing of one of the lines goes to a junction box and then continues to the street light. The junction box is attached to the side of a barn. I would like to install a receptacle with 110v in this barn. Would it be possible for me to safely tap into the 220v junction box for my power supply and if so what supplies should I have ?
This electrical wiring question came from: Russell, a Handyman from San Diego, California.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Russell.
Voltage Converters or Transformers for Specific 120 Volt Applications
A 120 volt circuit cannot be tapped off of a 220 volt circuit simply because there is no insulated neutral wire conductor that is used in this type of 220 volt circuit. However you may install a transformer or voltage converter which when installed correctly can produce the desired 120 volt circuit. Make sure that you are purchasing the correct size converter for your specific application and the devices that you will be connecting to this type of power supply are compatible. Russell, be aware that the 220 volt lighting circuit may be energized all the time if the light fixtures are controlled by photocells. I would recommend that you have a qualified electrician assist you with this project.
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