AC WORKS® Library — Regular Household Outlet

Why Dryers Can't Use 110V Outlets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Lately, a lot of customers have been wondering if it is possible to adapt a 3 or 4 prong dryer to a regular household connection. While this is not possible, you can still adapt to other outlets around the house. But first, let’s go over why it's not possible. When your dryer has a 3 or 4 prong plug, or in technical terms NEMA 10-30P or NEMA 14-30P, it is because it requires 220 volts and 30 amps to function properly. This means it cannot function with just 110 volts and 15 to 20 amps that you would get from...

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