Almostbob. Thanks for your response, I understand more now. To clarify my transformer is not designed for American use and it does step down from 220 to 110V - I have used similar ones for my 110V kenmore Fridge and washing machine for the last 3 years OK whilst working in another country with 240V domestic supply. Since on the dryer it says 110V/220V I thought it may work with one 110V input. Is this the case? Is there any hope or do I really have to buy a new dryer (expensive in India). Thanks.
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Re: Using dryer in 220V country
There are two systems in use in the states
110v dryers are available that fit a standard 11v 15a socket
110/220v fit the oversize 'dryer' sockets, and they are two 110v phases 90 degreees apart
the motor runs of a single phase 110v.
there is 220v between the 'outside', the active lines of the two phases, at any time, but it is not useable to provide mechanical power as a single service, due to the complicated shape of the wave form when you add out of phase voltages together, but is ok to drive the heaters, they have no mechanical efficiency requirement
A 2 phase 110v heater it means 3kw can be supplied without a 30 amp circuit
but it becomes difficult to use a single phase 220-240v transformer to provide 2x110v 90degree 2 phase current unless you specially buy one in. .
High power applications in 220-240v are generally supplied by 415v 3 phase 60deg supplies,
Any transformer would be onsellable at the end of your posting, to your replacement, who would doubtless be in the same boat as you, with a heap of 'stuff' that needs to run.
UK Aus NZ may be sources of transformers, or dryers to suit.
check with Australian UK NZ suppliers as well as local Indian ones, as those countries are also nominal 240v single phase home suplies and they may have (1) the dryer, or (2)the transformer to suit the 110 2 phase dryer
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The short answer is: No. The longer answer is, the motor and controls were designed to run on 220 Volts, and as such cannot simply be re-wired for 110 Volts. You basically have 3 options: 1) Have a licensed electrician wire in a 220V circuit to your shop/garage/shed for the compressor. 2) Change out the motor for one designed for 110V (finding one that will work could be difficult, and might require modification of mounts, spindles, gears etc and probably not worth the trouble...but technically possible) 3)purchase a step UP transformer which can turn 110V North American household current into 220V.
If the dryer is electric and bought in the United States then you can plug it in. The 110/220 power rating basically means that some parts if the dryer use 110v. All 220v is is 2 110v independent circuits sharing the same common ground.
some models and switch behind for convert in that way the transformer had been designed for to do it. Other models coming according to the country example USA, most of them use 110VAC, other 220VACsuch Europe However you can ask to the factory by asking if they have a kit for converter to 220vac to 110vac God bless you
Hello, if you connect the boombox direct to the your mains of 240v, the appliances will blow up , to avoid that you need a step down transformer to connect the boombox before it goes into the mains source. you do not need any adapter, only if you want to use battery that is when you to swicth to 12v
I can not respond to the warranty issues. My kitchen aid mixer is past warranty as well. I live in a country that uses 220V and my kitchen aid mixer is 110V. I have been using my kitchen aid mixer for almost 4 years with no problems at all.
The converter boxes are supposed to blow the fuse on the converter before it reaches your appliance and cause any problems.
If you purchase a 220V kitchen aid (although it would cost more money) it would probably have more power because of the higher voltage.
if you can find a fuse or reset switch, replace/reset that first. look around where the power cable enters the device.
if it has no fuse, you've probably cooked the transformer which converts outlet voltage (mains) to whatever the voltage the device is designed to run on. if that's the case, then you'll just need to swap in a transformer that matches the requirements of the deck to the output voltage of whatever country you want to use it in.
if this sounds too daunting and you're not confident with taking electrical stuff apart, go to a shop and get them to sort it for you.
long and short, don't ditch your deck just yet, Chet.
Bombay is 240v single phase, the three wires in the socket are active neutral and earth, not as the 2*110v90degree two phase American circuit active1 active2 and neutral
If the transformer is designed for American use, it does not step down 220v,
it instead takes a 2*110v90degree 2 phase supply and produces a high current 110v single phase output, by setting both input phases electrically 90degrees apart on a common primary winding.
This is not compatible.
replace the dryer, cheaper faster safer
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