Terms of the Trade: What Is a 110 Line? Terms of the Trade: What Is a 110 Line?

The standard voltage for a typical household circuit is 110 volts, often called a "110 line." This will support most appliances and lighting used in kitchens and throughout the house. However, the 220 line is a higher voltage used for large appliances that need a higher amperage, such as an electric clothes dryer.

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