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## Is 277 the same as 208?

So if you’re wondering how we get numbers like 208, 277 you use **1.732** (because they’re three-phase voltages). For example 480 / 1.732 = 277 volts, and 120 x 1.732 = 208 volts.

## Can you run 230v on 277V?

First answer: **NO**, YOU CAN”T RUN A 230 or 240 Volt motor on 277 Volts or 480 Volts. But; Most 230 Volt 3 phase motors are dual voltage and will run on either 240 Volts or 480 Volts.

## Is 240V the same as 277V?

The higher voltage (typically 240V) will be the ‘Line to Line Voltage’. … In a 3-Phase Supply system, the lower voltage (typically 277V or 347V) will be the ‘Line to Neutral Voltage’ which is the measured voltage between one of the three lines and the neutral.

## What is 208 277V?

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. In keeping with 110V versus 120V strangeness, motors intended to run on 480V three phase are often labeled as 440V.

## Does 277 have a neutral?

277 Volts is the input power of choice for most industrial and commercial applications. … Most industrial facilities get their power in a 480/277 volt 3 phase 4 wire system, because 277 **is the phase-to-neutral voltage for 480’s** phase-to-phase.

## Will 277V work on 240v?

LED drivers and fluorescent ballasts marked with a dash between the voltage will function in that range. For example, **120v-277v will operate on any voltage between 120v and 240v**.

## 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.

## What is each leg of 480V?

From contributor T: The 480 VAC will be **277 from each hot leg to neutral**. In three phase applications, the 480 typically is stepped down to 208 VAC. Then, each hot leg off the step down transformer will be 120 VAC hot to neutral.

## Will a 277V light work on 120V?

If the driver is marked 120V-277V, then the answer **is yes**. The unit will self-adjust to the voltage of the power being supplied as long as it falls within the range shown on the driver.

## Does 3 phase 208V need a neutral?

If your system only requires three phase operation or single phase 208, **a neutral is not required**. IF you did need a neutral then you would DERIVE it at your secondary of your service transformer.

## Can you get 120V from 277V?

A. **Yes**, provided that all conductors have an insulation voltage not lower than the maximum circuit voltage (277V) [300.3 (C)]. Similarly, you may be wondering how to go from 277V to 120V. A step-by-step transformer that takes 277 volts and delivers 120 V.

## How many wires can be in a 277V circuit?

Each fixture therefore requires **three wires**: hot (brown, orange or yellow), neutral (gray) and safety ground (green, green/yellow stripe or bare). By operating lighting at 277V, the customer avoids the extra expense and losses of stepping 277/480V down to the 120V used for domestic lighting.

## Can I use a 208 volt water heater on 240 volts?

**Do not run a 208 volt only heater on 240 volts if** it has moving parts such as a motor. There is a small chance that the life span will be shortened just a little for a 208 volt heater run on 240 volts. It will be hotter on 240 volts compared with on 208 volts.