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Can i use a 110 vacuum cleaner on 240

I have a 110 volt vacuum cleaner. can i plug it into my home supply of 240 volts without using an adaptor? or can i flick an internal switch to change it?

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The answer is no to both questions. you will fry the motor as it was made for 110v only.

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