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Outside Outlet From a 220 Volt Circuit

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How to add a 120 volt Outlet to an Existing 220 volt Circuit
Electrical Question: I have 220 power hardwired to an outside pool filter. I want to know if I can take advantage of the existing power line and add an outside outlet to plug in the pool cleaning robot or a radio, etc. The pool filter and new outlet should be able to be turned on during the same time. I do not want to dig a new trench and run a new line so what are my options ?

This electrical question came from: Dan, a Homeowner from Flanders, New Jersey

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dan.

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2 Responses to “Outside Outlet From a 220 Volt Circuit”
  1. S. Read says:

    I have a plug receptacle outside my house on the patio. I have a plug and play jacuzzi which has a 220 volt plug in with a GFCI protector. How do I change the plug receptacle of 110 volt on the house to accept the 220 plug from the jacuzzi?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi S R,
      The typical 110 volt patio outlet is part of a shared circuit which has other 110 volt outlets within the circuit, therefore you cannot change it to 220volt. Most jacuzzi units with a 220 volt plug require a dedicated circuit to be installed. Consult the owners manual which will provide the electrical specifications for your unit. You will need to identify the required circuit amperage and voltage for the proper dedicated circuit to be installed.
      Enjoy your new jacuzzi!
      Dave

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