questions about power

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ElectromagnetNewbee, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. ElectromagnetNewbee

    Thread Starter Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    I accidentally plugged my Air Conditioner into a 230 Volt outlet. it worked for a minute, then just turned off completely and will not turn back on?

    What did i break in it? what needs to be fixed?

    Also, I have a battery powered drill that used 12v. I hooked by Variable DC power supply up to it using 12 volts but it would not power it? it works using its battery, but not dc power supply?

    what am i not understanding here?
  2. tcmtech

    Distinguished Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    So how do you confuse a 240 volt outlet and a 120 volt cord end? By design they don't match to begin with.

    As for the power supply you probably broke that as well being a typical cordless drill can pull a lot of amps.
  3. wmodavis

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    I would first off caution you about working with 120VAC or 220VAC. Your knowledge and history is painting a dark picture.
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