This tutorial shows you the basic steps of installing a new volt, amp, double-pole circuit breaker for a new amp appliance receptacle outlet. The circuit includes two gauge black hot wire conductors and a gauge green ground wire conductor for a 3-wire system with no neutral. Some volt appliance circuits use 4-wire circuits that include a neutral. This project may also require a building permit, depending on the rules in your area. Switching off the main breaker shuts off the power to the panel's bus bars and all household circuit breakers but it does not turn off the power cables coming from the utility service lines.
If you have 2 outlets and each one is 20 amps. Now just the wire alone is going to cost you. So yes you can, but do you really want to? In the below diagram you will notice that for a volt outlet you would need a two-pole breaker. What this means is that the breaker will take the power from the panel by the two very different phases. Each one is volts.
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