Outlet Wiring for a Toaster
Installing Electrical Circuit Wiring for a 240 Volt Appliance – Many 240 volt appliances will work on either 208, 220 or 240 volts. Consult the manufacturers specifications to be sure.
Circuit Wiring for a 240 Volt Appliance
Outlet Wiring Question: My company does a large bagel order each week on Fridays. As a result we are all stand around at 8:45 waiting to use the tiny toaster.
- So, thinking I was being smart, I bought (on-line) a Toastmaster TC13A666 conveyor belt toaster – http://www.toastmastercorp.com/pagesequipment/toasterconveyor/conveyortcmini.html . The problem is it is a NEMA 6-20P which is 240v.
In our office kitchen we only have 120v standard outlets.
- First question is how easy is this going to be to convert an outlet to 240v.
- Also, how can I figure out if this building has 208v or 240v which I understand can be an issue.
Thanks for your outlet wiring question Seth.
Background: Seth, a Homeowner from Boston, Ma
Electrical Circuit Wiring for a 240 Volt Appliance
- You cannot convert a 120 volt circuit to a 240 volt circuit unless it is a dedicated circuit that does not provide power to any other outlets.
- If this is a commercial building then you can should be able to have an electrician pull in a dedicated 240 volt circuit to get your toaster working.
- You will see the voltage stated inside the door of your electric panel.
- Many 240 volt appliances will work on either 208, 220 or 240 volts. Consult the manufacturers specifications to be sure.
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