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Can I join a 240 volt outlet to 2, 30 watt globes in lamp

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can I join a 240 volt outlet to 2, 30 watt globes in lamp using a small powertech 7.5 A CABLE wh3057
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Electrician: David Bowden, Electrician replied 1 month ago
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T​here are many countries that use 220v as there source of power and many do not have grounding features. In fact many of our everyday appliances like cell phones, computers, cameras, coffee pots, hair dryers, etc are made with multiple voltage ranges. If you look at a cell phone charger or a laptop power cord it will be dual voltage rated, and not have a grounding feature. The thing to keep in mind is whether or not the lamps are rated to accept 220v and your Powertech cable can handle the resistance the lamps will produce. If not I would not plug it in as it may get overloaded and short out. If you have any doubts I would look into getting an adapter or converter that is rated. The WH3057 wire is 18gauge which is common for small lamp fixtures. If you decide to use this wire, I would periodically check it to see if it is getting warm or hot. If so I would unplug it right away and consider using a larger diameter wire like 16gauge.

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