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Transformer versus new wiring

I am thinking to get a waher/dryer for my appartment .
the electrical in my appartment is 110 and in order to run a 220 line from the basement to the 20 floor is too coastly, can i use a transformer ?
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You can safely use a transformer, just make sure you get one that will carry the loading of a washer, I am referring to the amperage, it must be able to carry a load of 13 amps.

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I have a electric dryer Model WED5810SW0 THAT I WAS TOLD I COULD CONVERT TO 120V from 240v is this true and if so how do i do this?


If you consider doing this the first thing is SHUT THE MAIN BREAKER OFF. Use an auxiliary light source to see when working in a dead panel. Always keep in mind an ARC FLASH ACROSS HOT MAINS HAS ENOUGH HEAT TO PEAL THE SKIN OFF OF YOU. Before an explanation of how to do it you should keep in mind that this is for a single receptacle only. If any other receptacles are on the same circuit they will also be changed to 240 volt receptacles and if you plug any 120 volt device into them, the 120 volt device will be destroyed. That said OK, any 120 volt outlet can be changed to 240 volt by removing the 120 volt circuits neutral, re identifying the white wire with red or black phase tape and connecting it to a new 2 pole 15 amp breaker. The maximum that this circuit will now load up to is, on #14 wire at 80% = 12 amps at 240 volts. The 120V receptacle must be changed to a 15A - 240V receptacle so that 120 volt devices can not be plugged into it. Never use 2 single pole breakers together because code requires that on a fault trip both legs of the 240V circuit must be disconnected simultaneously. OR USED A Quick 220 Voltage Converting Power Supply
Voltage converter buying guide. Voltage Transformer Buying guide.Voltage converters also known as voltage transformers are devices that convert foreign electricity to power devices from different parts of the world. A step down voltage converter is a 220 to 110 volts converter. A step up converter is a 110 volts to 220 volts converter. Our 2-way converters are voltage transformers that convert power from both 220 to 110 volts and 110 to 220 volts. They also work with 100 volts, 110 volts, 120 volts, 220 volts and 240 volts. This model is a 2 way voltage converter / voltage transformer available in many different sizes including 100 watts, 200 watts, 300 watts, 500 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, 1500 watts, 2000 watts, 3000 watts and 5000 watts.

Sep 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I have a whirlpool dry mod#5636 in my home I have 110 the cord on the dryer is for 220 can I change it to 110 and will it work right..


No it will not,dryers with 110 volt plugs heat on gas,220 dryers heat with electric,putting a 110 vac plug on dryer for 220vac,the motor will run but it will not heat
your 2 options are

1) have a electrician come and run 220 vac circuit

2) purchase a gas dryer

Jul 28, 2011 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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It came with a american plug and when we put a converter to australian plug on it it only shows 220w instead of 240 which is what we have in australia. Don't want to plug it in and it blow up on me.


I think you mean 220 volts, versus 220 watts. The difference between 220 & 240 volt equipment is usually just a matter of nomenclature -- no significant difference in terms of operating the equipment.

The vacuum is 110 / 120 volt since it has an "American" plug on it. If the plug is swapped for an "Australian" plug (or adapted) and plugged into the wall, the vacuum will be connected to 220 volts -- this would destroy the motor.

You would need a transformer to step down the Australian voltage to 110 / 120 volts. If you plug it in without a transformer, it will surely burn up the motor.

More info, let me know.

Charlie

Mar 30, 2011 | Vacuums

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CAN A 220 BE CONVERTED TO A 110


If you mean can a 220 volt dryer be converted to run on 110, the answer is no. It needs the higher voltage to run the heating elements. It would be possible to make a 110 volt electric dryer, but it would require very thick wire and a very large breaker to handle the amperage that would be required. Sorry I couldn't give you better news.

Nov 14, 2009 | Frigidaire GLEQ2152ES Electric Dryer

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Electric Dryer does not get hot


Do you have a voltage meter read from the new plug you put on from the wire on the right to the wire on the far left you should read around 220 from each one to the middle one you should get 110. If you are only getting 110 the dryer will run but not heat it takes 220 to heat the element if you do not get 220 flip your breaker off then on to reset it and test again good luck

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Maytag model MDE7057AYW 5600 Watts dryer runs ,but


5600 watts will not operate off 120 volts.
This is a 220/240 volt hookup.
There are 2 legs of 120 volts each that operate the dryer.
The only part requiring 220v is the heater.
Otherwise 120v routes through the various controls and relays.

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Neptune dryer


there is no transformer in the dryer, i am guessing you have a 110 v motor and when you hooked the plug wrong, you could have supplied the motor with 220 v that's why you can smell something burnt.

the heater is 220 volts. regular dryer has dual voltage supply. 110 v and 220 volts.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

Sep 29, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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HP laptops power supply


Well, as a rule for electronics:
The United States and Canada use 110-volt electricity.
Most countries outside North America use 220-volt electricity.
Unless your appliance is dual voltage, you need to use a "converter" or a "transformer" to change the 220-volt electricity into 110-volt electricity in order to use a 110-volt appliance.
If your appliance is dual voltage, you can switch it to work on 220-volts, without a transformer or converter.

HOWEVER

Desktop units have a selector switch for 110 / 220 volts., which is done away with in the case of laptop one's which sense the input voltage and regulate accordingly.

I think your main concern is just that you have an adapter for the plug to go into the wall outlet.

Hope that helps :)

TM

Apr 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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