Voltage Differences: 110V, 115V, 120V, 220V, 230V, 240V. You'll often hear voltages in your home referred to as 110V, 115V, or 120V. This can be confusing but the bottom line is they are referring to the exact same thing. 120V is the AC voltage on a single hot wire in your home with respect to neutral (or ground).
Consequently, what is the difference between 110 and 120 volts?
The 120 and 240 motors will not be adversely affected if used with lower voltages. The 120 volt motor will be fine on a 110 volts. A 220 volt motor would be "damaged" if used for long periods of time on a 240 volt circuit. And the same for a 110 volt motor running on 120 volts.
How many volts is 120 VAC?
The household electricity our North American appliances use is delivered at 120VAC (volts alternating current) 60 Hz. (60 cycles/second). When the electric current flows it rises from 0 volts to 120 volts back to 0 volts and then it falls to negative 120 volts and rises back to 0 volts.
Are most outlets 120 volts?
Not every electrical wire (and outlet) can handle higher voltage, such as 240 volts. But as it turns out, both the 120 volt and 240 volt alternatives can be beneficial, depending on your needs (and appliances). When 120 Volt Outlets Are Enough. Most everyday appliances only need enough electricity for a 120 volt outlet