120v Single Receptacle

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120 Volts vs. 110 Volts

Any device that says it runs on 110 volts can be plugged into a 120-volt outlet. The "120 volt" label is just a nominal figure; the actual voltage could be anywhere in the range of 110-125 volts, and modern electrical devices are built to tolerate the fluctuations.

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Some heavy appliances—such as electric clothes dryers—require 240 volts of power. Outlets that deliver 240 volts are configured differently, so devices for 120-volt outlets can't plug in to them.

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