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What is the difference between using a kiln wired for 208 volts on a 240 volt circuit and using one wired for 240 volts on a 208 volt circuit?

If a 208 volt kiln is plugged into a 240 volt outlet, the elements will receive too much power. This usually shortens the life of the elements. If a 240 volt kiln is plugged into a 208 volt outlet, the kiln will not receive enough power and will fire slower than intended. In some cases, a slower firing will not matter, especially with large glass kilns that have plenty of power to spare. Usually, 240 volt pottery kilns that require a lot of amperage will not reach temperature on a 208 volt circuit.

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