208V 3phase, 230V Single Phase, With 120V?

You can get 120V AC to give you 240V, or 208V, depending on how it is generated, transformed, and delivered. Sometimes, losing a wire in the circuit does not affect the voltage at your appliance. This is a black art to the uninitiated.

Set aside a couple of hours for reading and pondering, and go educate yourself. Read this for a discussion more directed at the layperson, and then read this slightly more technical discussion which is heavier on theory and several pages long.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s