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Posted on MORE Power!!! 120 vs 240 volts

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#1 posted 05-17-2008 12:20 AM

Anything operating on 220 volts always uses less electricity than anything operating on 120 volts, usually half as much. Anything operating on 3 phase power always uses less electricity than anything operating on 1 phase power. For equipment used occasionally you will not see much savings in your power bill. The saving in that case comes from the initial cost for wiring and breaker cost.

Another benefit to 240 volt and or 3 phase is the cost of wire. Less amps means smaller wire size which means lower costs to wire and operate.
Anyone who needs numbers to believe can always check the net or call their power company.

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