Originally Posted by Parrothead
That won't work in the US. European 220v is essentially like our 120 in that it uses 1hot and 1neutral. A US 240 uses 2hots. Not the same.
AFAIK, if the 220v box input and 120v output are isolated by an internal transformer, it will work.
Update: While trying to figure out why only two lights out of three work on my hallway light fixture I checked out my Norelco box with an ohmmeter.
There is a direct connection between one of the input pins and one of the output pins.
So, the box uses an internal autotransformer and the 120v output will give you 120vac with one pin being 120v above ground or one pin being 240 + 120 = 360 vac above ground.
This may not be a problem depending on if the downstream 120v loads are isolated from ground.
BTW, what I've learned from the hallway fixture is that screwing a bulb in tighter does not mean a more certain connection.
One bulb of this fixture did not work in the basement according to the ohmmeter but mounted on the hallway ceiling with the power on I discovered that one bulb screwed 3/4ths or 7/8ths of the way in lights the bulb whereas screwing it all the way in puts the bulb out.
So now all three bulbs work
and we don't have to buy a new fixture.
You know what they say about assumptions.