Standard 120 volt
Most equipment that plugs into a standard outlet found in your home or office in North America will require 120 volt current.
This includes lights, most office equipment, cooking appliances. The only difference between these products is that some will be rated in wattage and some will be rated in amperage. To calculate how much power you require, as explained above ("How do I know which outlet to order on your order form?") simply add the wattage or amperage together.
You can determine the rating by looking for the nameplate on the bottom or back of the equipment. It will tell you the wattage or amperage and voltage. Many times the nameplate will appear as follows:
Your equipment requires 1 - 1500 watt, 120 volt outlet.
Your equipment requires 1 - 15 amp, 120 volt outlet.
for a list of basic 120 volt equipment brought to show site and their approximate power usage. ￼￼
Heavy machinery and industrial cooking devices normally require higher voltage and amperage. They are usually rated at 208 volt; other typical voltages are 220/230/480 and 600 volts. Please contact our office if your equipment requires 220 volts or higher.
You can determine your electrical requirements by looking on the bottom or back of your equipment. It will tell you the amperage or kilowatt, volt and number of phases. Many times the nameplate will appear as follows:
||Your equipment requires a 30 amp, 208 volt, 3 phase connection.
||Your equipment requires a 20 amp, 230 volt, single phase connection.
||Your equipment requires a 60 amp, 208 volt, 3 phase connection.
Normal building voltage is 208 volt. Please contact our office if your equipment requires 220 volts or more.