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In America, Canada and other countries using a similar 60 Hz electrical service, few appliances which use mainly electronic components require a 240 volt plug outlet for everyday homeowner use.

On 60 Hz services 240 volt outlet plugs are very large and are intended for use with large aplliances such as clother dryers, ranges, water heaters, etc.

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Actually, my husband and I bought a tanning bed several years ago to use in our home. We had to call in an electrician and have one 240 volt outlet put into our workout room. There are, however, tanning beds that run on everyday outlets. We chose one with some extra features, which required more power.

There are many countries outside the USA, Canada, etc. which use a 50 Hz electrical service so that 220-240 volt power is standard in all homes. Hence domestic electronic equipment that is not operated on batteries mostly uses 220-240 volts in those parts of the world.

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