Best answer: What is the difference between 220V and 208V?

Can you use 208V on 220V?

220-230-240 (depends on utility) is the standard nominal 1-phase voltage across both legs of the line (120 nominal being the voltage from either leg to neutral). Most devices designed for 220 will run on 208 and in shops all over the place this is commonly done.

Can you run a 240V water heater on 208V?

Moderator. Essentially you have a dual wattage unit. If you want the unit to operate at 208 the same as 240, you need to up your watts which will probably mean upping your volts, if that makes sense.

What is 208 voltage used for?

The most common commercial building electric service in North America is 120/208 volt wye, which is used to power 120 volt plug loads, lighting, and smaller HVAC systems. In larger facilities the voltage is 277/480 volt and used to power single phase 277 volt lighting and larger HVAC loads.

Is 208 high or low voltage?

The high-voltage (208 or 480 volts) is available as either single- phase or 3-phase.

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.

Does 208V need a ground?

Freelance Member. You always need a grounding conductor to bond the system. A grounded conductor is not required in all systems. 250.24 applies only if the system is a grounded system.

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