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Is it possible to tap into a 220 volt line to install a 110 volt line? If so, how do you connect? Thanks in advance.

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It is posible but....NOT WISE AT ALL.

it is totally against all mechanical codes.it will cause dirty volt problems going to modern heat and air equipment.the new cicuit boards are very sensitive to voltage problems and will lock out.

it will also void all manufacturer warranties.DON'T DO IT.

don't do the easy/ lazy thing.if that doesn't apply to yu then....QUIT BEING SO CHEAP.

if money is tight do like they do in some third world country.hook up an extension cord from some other 110volt outlet.

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Careful - most electrical safety codes do not permit what you are asking for the simple reason that doing this can result in injury/damage. Be smart and have a qualified electrician run a new circuit - the cost is much less than the potential for damage or harm to yourself.

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What do i have to do to plug my 110 air conditioner into where my 220 window unit


You need a step down transformer, to convert 220V to 110V. You can't just plug the 110V A/C unit in directly unless it is clearly marked as being suitable for multi-voltage supply (110V - 220V input).

Such a transformer has to be of sufficient capacity to handle the current, or wattage, that will be required. The Frigidaire unit in your question is a 3.5 kW cooling capacity, so the transformer would need to be about the same, ie for a 10A supply at least. They are quite big boxes, about $120.

http://welectronics.com/TRANSFORMERS/step-up-down.JPG

You would put this in the roof or in a cupboard.

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Can i plug a 110 air conditioners into a 220 plug in


Hi Shawn:
A 110 air conditioner would only use 1/2 of the available 220, so , the answer is yes, with a great BIG CAUTION!!!!!
You have to know how to safely wire in the appropriate plug.
- 220 usually will have 4 wires: Red, Black, White, and Green.
You get 220 between the red and black, the White is available for 110 to drive a fan or whatever.
- 220 sometimes only has 3 wires: Red, Black, and green
Here you have 220 with no 110, like a baseboard heater.
- 110 has 3 wires: RED OR BLACK, White, and Green.
You get 110 between the Red or Black and the white.
The White is called Neutral.
Do not use the green wire as a neutral if there is no white.
The green wire is a ground and is for safety purposes.

PLEASE!!!! If this is not perfectly clear and within your ability, DO NOT TRY TO WIRE IT! Get someone who is trade certified to help you. Also, don't even think about messing with the wiring unless the circuit breaker is turned off..

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How towire a 220/110 7 wire single phase motor to 2 wire plus ground switch


This is very simple, but you need to make sure you have the correct wires in hand. If you are wiring a 220/110 motor, and you are wiring it for 110 use, you will only be using 3 wires. If this motor has 7 wires, most you will need to cap off.All you need to use are P-1/Line 1 is your 110 hot. Cap off T-4, 2, and 5, Line 2. That would be used for 220 volts. P- 1 will go to your hot wire on press. On the new motor, T-8, P-2, and t-3 you say are insulated? You will need a Neutral wire to tie to the other line wire coming from the press. And the 3rd wire will be your ground. So, P-1 is hot to your press wiring, t-4,2, and 5 capped off. T-8, P-2, and T-3 has to be a Neutral wire, I would think that if T-4,2,and 5 are line -2, this would be for 220 volts. You are being confused by so many wires. You will only need to use P-1 power for 110 to press power wire, find which wires are Neutral and a ground that will go to your press wiring.P-1 will go to Red if this is hot to the press, Black to Neutral, and on the new motor you will see what color is ground, normally green or bare copper. 3 wires only. You will only need the p-1 hot, a neutral, normally white but may be black on the new motor, and a ground. Look at the Diagram on the new motor, and it will tell you the combination. P-1, Neutral, ground, and cap off the other 4 wires. I hope I havent confused you more, it is very simple, its just the colors of the wires the are confusing you and the amount. Just remember, you only need to use 3 of the, P-1, Neutral, and a ground.
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Our window AC unit stopped suddenly. Completely dead. The outlet has power. It's a 220V unit. LG window AC LW2510ER Any advise what it could be? Does it shut down when it's 100F outside? Thanks...


No - the outside temperature will not shut the AC down.
You say the outlet has power? Does it have the needed 220 volts? Most of the time 220 volts is on one switch, (that operates both 110 volt legs of power at the same time). - but sometimes each leg is on a separate breaker and if "one leg" trips you will still have power at the outlet (110 volts) but you won't have the needed 220 volts. While this is not likely - it is possible - so I would want to test the outlet with a voltage tester and determine the voltage. You might try checking in your breaker box and seeing if another breaker (110volt) is tripped. The same thing applies if you are dealing with fuses instead of breakers - determine the voltage at the outlet - and if you don't have 220 and only have 110 then look for a blown fuse or as I said above - a breaker tripped.
If you do have 220 at the outlet and nothing is running - I would be looking for an inline fuse of some sort within in the unit. Many of the newer units have them and they are usually easy to spot and all you have to do is to unscrew the fuse holder and replace the blown fuse. Be sure to have the power off when handling fuses.
Note: Be aware that while breakers/fuses can trip and blow without a serious problem going on - they (blown fuses/tripped breakers) are usually a sign of something significantly wrong with the unit.
Good Luck!

Jul 03, 2011 | LG Air Conditioners

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Does the Kenmore model 75180 run on 220 volt or 110 ??


Chuck, your particular model (which has been discontinued) had two different models with 115 volt (110 is no longer around) and 250 volt.The rating should be on the manufacturer's serial data plate. Also, you may be able to tell by the power cord that was furnished with the unit.

I have included a link to you Owners/Installation Manual, which will provide more information on how to determine what voltage rating your specific unit has.

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/23524/KENMORE-Air-Conditioner-Room-%2842%29-LR707330?brand_name_search=58075180700+KENMORE

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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My window air conditioner will not start. First time installed this season.


Make sure you have the correct line voltage at the plug.Some are 110 volt, some are 220 volt.

Here is the kicker...220 volt can be plugged into 110 volt plug at the wall with no damage.110 volt cannot be plugged into a 220volt socket at the wall without sustaining damage.

You can find out the required operating voltage of the a/c by reading the nameplate data printed on the a/c specs somewhere on the machine(not the housing}.

The plug end from the a/c should clue you into the proper machine voltage if you purchased a brand made in the USA.If it came from some third world country like Bangladesh, for example, the cheap bastards probably didn't wire the pigtail in at time of manufacture cause they are cheap ********.

You get what you pay for these days.

Call an electrician to chech it out.Don't be like the Bangladeshians!

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I have bard central unit model# a/c ph11361 blower not running


220 is just putting two 110 volt circuits together. You should read only 110 volts from each leg to ground. But you should read 220 between both legs. Measuring between two legs that are supposed to be 220 and you read nothing than you are not measuring the differences. This means you are only getting 110 volts. Check your units data plate and make sure you need 220. Usually the condenser fan on a split system is 110 volts and the condenser fan is 220 volts. Which motor are you checking?

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Intertherm outside unit - s3ba-036k - does not run


Measure the voltage across the line. The outside unit normally runs on 220 Volts. Measuring each side of the line to ground will give 110 Volts. If your outside disconnect is of a fused type one fuse could be blown. If a fuse is blown on one side of the line you will read zero volts differential across the line.

Check the type of fuse used in the disconnect. Make sure the proper size time delay fuse is installed on both sides of the line at the disconnect.

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