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chris54 08-09-2012 04:59 PM

240 volt 'pony box'
 
Can I somehow wire a spot within a 240 volt 'pony box' to have it used as 120 volt?

Thanks,
Chris

Speedy Petey 08-09-2012 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris54 (Post 985098)
Can I somehow wire a spot within a 240 volt 'pony box' to have it used as 120 volt?

Thanks,
Chris

Please try again. This time give us a few more details.
What do you mean by "a spot within"???
Are you in the US/Canada?

jbfan 08-09-2012 05:37 PM

If you do not have a neutral wire feeding the panel, you have no way to get 120 volts.

andrew79 08-09-2012 05:43 PM

i sense a "but what about using the ground" question coming on :(

AllanJ 08-09-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew79 (Post 985137)
i sense a "but what about using the ground as the neutral" question coming on :(

And the answer is, "no."

You may be able to install a neutral bus (terminal strip with plastic or fiber mounting brackets) in the box and then you can string a neutral wire through the conduit (a premade cable without a neutral must be replaced in its entirety by one with).

k_buz 08-09-2012 08:54 PM

What is a "pony box"?

andrew79 08-09-2012 10:52 PM

sub panel, i hear them referred to as pony panels a lot.

dmxtothemax 08-09-2012 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris54 (Post 985098)
Can I somehow wire a spot within a 240 volt 'pony box' to have it used as 120 volt?

Thanks,
Chris

Only if the pony box has a neutral connection !
You cannot use the earth for a neutral !
Does it have a neutral ?

kevinp22 08-09-2012 11:42 PM

i think we ran the OP off. he never said there wasnt a neutral but we are all over him about it..

anyway "a spot within" sounds like shakespeare (Macbeth?)

pony box is below. not UL listed

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/im...bar6aCMbjiAGcx


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