# Question: Can You Run 220v On 208v?

## Is 208 and 240 volt the same?

“220” and “240” are the same thing.

“220” is what the unqualified use to describe 240 volt circuits.

208 can only be obtained from a 3-phase wye system.

240 volts can be obtained from either a 120/240 residential system or a 240 volt 3-phase delta system..

## Can a 230v motor run on 220v?

Yup. No problemo so long as your service line voltage runs between 209 and 253 volts your 230 volt NEMA compliant motor should run just fine. By the way check your incoming line voltage across the line and from line to neutral.

## Can you run a 230v motor on 240v?

230 volt motors are designed to run on 240.

## How can I get 120v from 208v?

With 208V service, each of the three legs is 120V to neutral. Any two legs together provide 208V. So, IF you have a neutral (not a ground, but a neutral) running to the outlet, then yes, you can go from one of the two or three hots that are feeding the Bridgeport to Neutral, to get 120V.

## What is 3 phase 208?

208 volts is Line-to-Line Voltage. This three Phase voltage is frequently used in small businesses. … It is 208 volts /1.732 which is 120 volts. The power is brought is as 208 volts 3 Phase and then the Line-to-Neutral Voltage will be 120 Volts.

## Can you run 230v on 208v?

A 208V rated motor should not be run on 240V, nor should a 230V rated motor be run on 208V, motors rated 115/200-230V or 115/208-230V are fine either way, older 3Ø motors rated 220/440V will be fine on either a 208 or 240volt supply when connected for lower voltage.

## Can you get 240v from 120 208v?

You can’t get it directly, though there’s a lot of equipment rated for 240V (usually specified at 230V) operation, that will still function at 208V, though it will produce 25% less power at that voltage.

## Is 220 the same as 208?

“220” and “240” are the same thing. “220” is what the unqualified use to describe 240 volt circuits. 208 can only be obtained from a 3-phase wye system. … 208 is from a 3 phase system and 240 can be from a single phase or a 3 phase system.

## What is 208 volt 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.

## Can a 208 be single phase?

For example, on a 120/208 three-phase system, which is common in North America, the phase-to-neutral voltage is 120 volts and the phase-to-phase voltage is 208 volts. … This eliminates the need of a separate single phase transformer. Standard frequencies of single-phase power systems are either 50 or 60 Hz.

## Can 220v equipment run on 208v?

Most cooking appliances are rated at 240 volt. The nominal voltage is 240 volt, but homes may have 208V, 220V, or 240V power supply. Any appliance that is rated for 240 volts and can also be used on a 220V or 208V outlet.

## Can you run 208v on 240v?

If the device’s nameplate states that it can run at 208v (in addition to say 220v or 240v), you are fine. Sometimes the nameplate will state 208-240v as acceptable voltage ranges. Most modern devices can support this, but you must check the nameplate of each device to be powered.