# What does 208Y 120v mean?

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## What does 120V 208V mean?

120/208VAC means that power distribution is 3 phase with neutral connection (Y System). 120V represents voltage of each phase to neutral point and 208V represents voltage between any two phases. For balance systems, line to neutral voltage is line to line voltage divided by 1.73 (Sq. root of 3).

## 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.

## Can you get 208V from a 120V panel?

Therefore, if you put 120V in, you will get 120V out, 208V in gets you 208V out, 240V in gets you 240V out, etc. When you run 120/208V single phase power into an isolation transformer, the two individual hot conductors of 120V are combined into one 208V waveform.

## What does 480Y 277V mean?

A designation of 480Y/277V means it is a 3 phase, 4 wire system connected in a wye configuration. The “y” designates this, at least according to ANSI C84.1. 480V written alone means 3 phase 3-Wire and this could be derived from a wye or delta.

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

Capacity: The main difference between 120V and 208V is that 208V circuits have more power and density, therefore requiring less PDU’s needed in the rack. For example, here’s the two most common circuits at 80% total power: 15A at 120V circuit has capacity for 1.8kW at 80%, equaling 1.44kW.

## How do I get 208y from 240V?

If you actually need to get a true 240V from a 208V supply, you can use a step-up transformer, but most likely you’ll have no need to. 240V single phase is obtained by taking a single leg of three-phase power. Visualizing voltage.

## 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.

## What is 208Y voltage?

In the USA the most common configuration is 208Y/120. This indicates that line to line (L-L) voltage is 208Vac in a WYE configuration and the line to neutral (L-N) voltage is 120Vac. It is also sometimes designated 120/208Vac, 120/208WYE, 208/120 WYE, 4 wire WYE or 120/208Y.

## Is 208V Delta or Wye?

Wye systems have five wires—three hot, one neutral and one ground. While both Delta and Wye systems can measure 208VAC (on the secondary) between any two hot wires, Wye systems also measure 120VAC between any hot wire and neutral.

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## 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.