COMMUNITY FORUM

ecotect

04:51PM | 11/10/99
Member Since: 11/09/99
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I'm looking for an easy explanation for why 220volt service is more efficient than 110. If you have two wet shirts and you place one in a 110v dryer and one in a 220v dryer both rated for the same wattage, why does the shirt in the 110 dryer take longer to dry?
I know you draw less amperage with a 220V circuit but how does this work, why is it more efficient and less costly?

BobF

02:22AM | 11/11/99
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
The 220 is not necessarily more efficient. You are drawing a lot more juice. In a 220v dryer you have 110 for the heater and 110 to spin the drum.

In a 110v dryer, that 110v same power does both.

CHOLE4ELECTRIC

03:28AM | 11/11/99
Member Since: 10/24/99
31 lifetime posts
Hello Ecotect:
Lets see "an easy explanation" .....
A 240 volt appliance (usually a motor) is more efficient because it takes less current to get it up to " cruising speed" then a 115v appliance.
The efficiency is short term ( only in the beginning at startup) other then that it takes about the same amount of power to run the motor.
A 240v heating element heats up faster as well.
Thats as simple as I can explain...hope it helps

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2