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Watts, Amps, 240 volts car…

I think I might have found some like Minds that may be able to answer my question. I have an electric car. I have found myself in the desert where there were no charging stations I would like to ...
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Problem with stair switching for light (3 way)

I just did an electrical survey of my house receptacles and fixtures. All voltages are around 119.5V except one. On the light that is controlled by 2 switches (ie on 2 different levels of the house) ...
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Would a transformer protect a 24V digital flow meter if it received 48V?

I purchased a new water softener for the house. It has a digital flow metering device. It worked great for a few days and then stopped working. Long story short, I finally figured out that the outlet ...
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How can I tell if this appliance, a kiln, is using 208V single phase or three phase?

My kilns have recently stopped firing and it need new elements. I have to buy elements for specific voltage/phase combination. I didn't install the kilns - it was done by my studio mate before they ...
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Running 220v for Plasma Cutter

I'm going to be helping a buddy install a 220v line/breaker/outlet for a plasma cutter in his shop at home. I've done some basic wiring but I would prefer to have some expert advice on this one. Ive ...
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How to wire L1, L2, n1, n2 and pe wires to install 220v-240v stove?

I'm trying to install a stove but I'm stuck on the wiring. There's an l1, l2, n1, n2 and pe wire sticking out of the wall. The stove has four attachment points for the wires. I don't know how to ...
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Voltage in incomplete circuit

This might be better asked over on electrical engineering, but it concerns household voltage and I know we have a some smart electricians on this site, so maybe one of you might be able to shed some ...
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Can I step down a NEMA L15-30R 90A 250v outlet to 110v?

I just moved into a high-rise condo and on my patio I have an outlet labeled NEMA L15-30-R 90A 250V 30 and I'm trying to figure out what I can do with it. I think the intended to be used for the ...
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What is an open ground and why would the neutral wire measure 50v?

What is an open ground? Also, why would there be 50 V in the neutral and ground wires? I have replaced all outlets and switches and still I have no light.