# What does it mean by 120 208V?

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## What is the difference between 120 240V and 120 208V?

120/240V is a 240V single phase supply, center tapped to produce a “split phase” with 120V between either side to neutral, and 240V between the two hot lines. 120/208V is two phases from a three-phase supply. There is 120V from either phase to neutral, and 208V between the phases. Apartments have 120/240v service.

## What is the difference between 208V and 120V?

The difference between 120V and 208V practically is that 208V circuits tend to deliver more power and are (generally) designed to be more robust. … The standard 15A 120V circuit has capacity for 1.8kW * 80% = 1.44kW. The standard 30A 208V circuit has capacity for 6.24kW * 80% = (about) 5kW.

## How do I get 208V from 120V?

Think of it this way: if you form a V with a 120-degree angle, and you make each leg of the V 120 mm long, the distance between the tips of the V will be 208 mm. The net result is 208V single phase (even though the complete system is three-phase).

## Can a 208V motor run on 240V?

If the motors are single voltage 208V (there are also dual voltage motors), their use at 240V, a 15% overvoltage, will cause overloading and overheating of the motor. Your best bet would be to get a buck/boost transformer connected in buck mode to drop the 240V down to something much closer to 208V.

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## Can 208V be single phase?

120/208V single phase is derived from 208V three phase power. … When using 120/208V single phase, you will use any two of those same three hot conductors, with the two waveforms peaking 120 degrees apart from each other.

## Do 208V lights need a neutral?

Nothing needs a neutral to work, it just needs current to flow. In this case you are using two hots just like anything else that uses 208-240v.

## Is 208V same as 240V?

208V is *not* the same as 240V. 208V is the voltage between phases of a 3-phase “Y” circuit that is 120V from neutral to any hot.

## Can you run 208V on 220V?

RE: Can 208V 3 phase run 220V 3 phase machine

It will run, but not at the nameplate horsepower. If you try to draw rated torque/power from the motor it will probably eventually overload.

## How do you measure 208V?

Registered. Measure the voltage from leg to leg. For 208 Wye, you should read 208 volts between any two legs and 120 volts between any leg and neutral. If a commercial space call an electrician.

## Is my house 110v or 120V?

The most common electrical outlet in any home is a 110 volt. Sometimes you may hear 110 volt plugs referred to as 120 volt. Do not be confused by this; think of them as one and the same.