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Posted on MORE Power!!! 120 vs 240 volts

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#1 posted 05-17-2008 04:40 AM

IMHO the issue is not what happens to one machine on one 120 or one 240 20 amp line.

If you want to run two 15 amp motors on one 20 amp 120 volt line it will be a struggle, if not impossible. BUT if you want to run two 15 amp (when configured as110 volt motors) on one 20 amp 240 volt line it is a piece of cake. In the first case you have 30 amps on a 20 amp circuit, in the second you have just 15 amps on one line.

I’m no electricity whiz. I just know the nuts and bolts, so to speak.


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