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220 Volt Electrical Wiring Question ... for light ???

I have a areana light that is 220 Volt .... and I would like to use it . It will be wired to straight 220 Volt .... Question is ... there are 5 wires coming out of the light ... What ones do I wire to ????

The 5 wires are marked .....

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120V
208V
240V
277V

Which do I use ...
Thanks... Doug

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I have a areana light that is 220 Volt .... and I would like to use it .
No, what you have is a multi-tap ballast fixture.


It will be wired to straight 220 Volt ....
No, it will be wired to either 208v or 240v. Which one is it?


Question is ... there are 5 wires coming out of the light ... What ones do I wire to ????

The 5 wires are marked .....

Comm
120V
208V
240V
277V

Which do I use ...
My initial instinct is to tell you that if you have to ask this you should NOT be doing it, but I know I will be told "This is the DIY forum, blah, blah, blah,...."


Tell us the actual voltage.
Is this in a residential setting or otherwise?
 

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A circuit or load described as "220 volts" is in the 240 volt category, not the 208 volt category.
 

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It would be much safer to underun the light at 240v setting,
Than to overun the light on 208v
Use the 240v setting.
The light will be quite happy running on 240v setting.


220 Volt Electrical Wiring Question ... for light ???

I have a areana light that is 220 Volt .... and I would like to use it . It will be wired to straight 220 Volt .... Question is ... there are 5 wires coming out of the light ... What ones do I wire to ????

The 5 wires are marked .....

Comm
120V
208V
240V
277V

Which do I use ...
Thanks... Doug

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Why not use the 120 volt and common taps, and use a 120 volt circuit? Shotguns didn't say where this lamp is being used, but I wouldn't want an odd-ball "220" volt fixture in a residential setting (unless in an area where 220 volt lighting and outlets are the norm, like some parts of Europe.)
 

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A circuit or load described as "220 volts" is in the 240 volt category, not the 208 volt category.
How can you possibly say this with such certainty???

What if this is going in an apartment in NYC that has 120/208V power? (I know, not likely, but humor me)
What if it is going in a strip mall with 120/208V 3-phase power?
What if this IS going in an arena with 120/208V power???

I think the "220" thing is just a lay person's way of saying it. I don't think the OP has any idea what 208V is or if they even have it.

That said, he logged out the instant he make the original post. Are we taking bets whether he even shows back up to follow up??
 

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OPPS ... forgot to add ...

The light went up in a large shop / barn ... and had 220v for welder and other stuff ...
Thanks again ... Doug
 

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THAT WORKED ........... 240V . and Common .......
....but is it right??

It would have worked at 208V as well.
Did you verify the voltage?
 
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