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What is a 220V air conditioner?

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A 220V air conditioner is a machine that can help control a room's internal temperature that requires 220 volts of electricity to operate properly. To use such an air conditioner, an electrical plug offering at least 220 volts must be available.

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These appliances come in two styles: a whole-home, central air-conditioning unit that pairs up with a central heating system, or a window unit designed to cool a single room. Central air conditioners come in 220-volt and 240-volt models, while window air conditioners come in either 110/120-volt or 220/240-volt versions; higher voltage denotes more power. When using air conditioning units with high voltage, including 220-volt systems, avoiding circuit overload is an important safety issue.

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