# Question: Can I run a 208v motor on 240v?

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## Is 208V compatible with 240V?

In short, just because a 208v motor may be designed to run on 230v or 240v systems by using two power legs from the utility source, that doesn’t mean that it will provide the same output efficiency. You will see differences in performance if you try to use 208v when 240v is typically required.

## Is 208V the 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. 480V is the voltage between phases of a 3-phase “Y” circuit that’s 277V from hot to neutral.

## Will a 208V motor work on 230V?

This is a NEMA requirement. So, a 230 volt motor can operate as low as 207 volts. When a motor is rated at 208/230 volts this means the motor will operate at the 208 volt rating, not 10% under the 208 volt rating.

## Is 208 230V the same as 240V?

Answer. In North America, the terms 220V, 230V, and 240V all refer to the same system voltage level. However, 208V refers to a different system voltage level. In North America, the utility companies are required to deliver split phase 240VAC for residential use.

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## Which is better 208V or 240V?

So, in that sense, 208V is more efficient than 240V. As 240V is a single-phase, more wiring will be needed to deliver the same amount of power load to a particular area when compared to three-phase 208V. On the contrary, in a three-phase system, smaller wires carry more power than a single phase.

## Can 220V run on 208V?

Most devices designed for 220 will run on 208 and in shops all over the place this is commonly done. Purely resistive components (like heaters) will run at a slightly lower power. So, your machine will work, but will take longer to come up to temperature.

## Can you get 208V single-phase?

In the USA, 208V single phase and three phase voltage is one of the standard voltage levels used for commercial applications. It can be derived from Wye-Wye (Star to Star), Delta-Wye or High leg delta configuration of primary and secondary windings of the transformer.

## 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.

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

The short answer is that in general, it’s not — most 240V appliances also work fine at 208V by design, to handle this exact situation. 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.

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## Will a 220V motor run on 240V?

for short periods, 240VAC will not burn out a 220VAC motor. furthermore, switching the polarity of the wires will not blow up the motor. here are the things to check: to begin with, disconnect the 240 VAC power and apply an ohmmeter to the SAME motor terminals to which you had applied the 240VAC power.

## Does 208 230 need a neutral?

Although phase balanced can occur, there is no neutral connection on 208 circuits, therefore no physical way for current to flow. The only purpose for a neutral would be for 120 convenience outlets.

## Can a 3 phase motor run on 230 volts?

The single phase to 3 phase VFD is the best option for a 3 phase motor running on single phase power supply (1ph 220v, 230v, 240v), it will eliminate the inrush current during motor starting, make the motor run from zero speed to full speed smoothly, plus, the price is absolutely affordable.

## Can a 240v welder run on 208v?

And a 240v single phase wired welder will not work correctly on a 208v 3 phase system. It will give you poor performance and likely burn up your unit. Also there is no “wild leg” on a 208v system only 120v to ground and 208v phase to phase. Just think of a single phase 120/240v set up.