220v outlet with a 110v switch


I currently have a 110v air compressor controlled by a 110v switch (on / off)  I am upgrading my compressor to a 220v unit (20 v) and want to be able to turn the new air compressor on / off with a 110v switch.  Can it be done?

Thanks, Terry

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Terry 3 years 1 Answer 555 views

Answer ( 1 )

  1. No you can not. For a 220 you’ll need a two pole switch. This way both hot leads get turned off.

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