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I plugged my desk top to 220 volts line instead of 110 volts

I made a mistake plugging my desk top computer to a 220 volt-line instead of 110 volt line and I immediately head a popping sound and the smell of burnt electrical material. Can this computer still be repaired/

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Most likely the damage is too great to be repaired and if it can be repaired the cost of repairing may not be worth it.
If it was me I would put my money towards a new computer.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: There is only 110 volts

call electrican sounds like 1 hot leg has dropped could be breaker or wire try cutting breaker completely off then back on first

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I need to use a 220 volt battery charger on a 110

Why not just get a meter pole with a 220 outlet installed near your parking space?

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: my drier 110 volts was accidentally plugged to 220

The least of your problems would be a burnt out relay or internal switch which can be replaced at reasonable expense. In a worst case the motor or heating element "fried" and it'll be cheaper to buy a new dryer.
BTW 110 and 220 plugs are entirely different and a 110 plug cannot be plugged into a 220 outlet.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool gas dryer: 120 volt plugged

it is possible. But first check the pcb fuse or board and even the transformer for the pcb board if theres a burn out replaced it. 2nd you check the motor if theres a resistance or no continuity or grounded. then replace it .

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

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BUT a 220 volt plug is seriously larger than a 110 volt plug, the 220 volt has 4 prongs, the 110 has three.

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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.

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Bosch universal mixer 800W. How do I change a 110 volt to a 220 volt? Is it possible?


Bosch is not very good about putting manuals or other documentation online for older products, so I'll have to give you generic advice.

Some electric motors have optional voltage connections. If your motor has this feature, there will be a box or removable plate on the motor with 110 Volt and 220 Volt connections inside. You would need to replace the line cord with a 220 Volt cord having the correct plug for the location you plan to use the mixer, and connect the motor "hot" wire to the 220 V connection in the motor junction box instead of the 110 V connection (the neutral wire goes to the same neutral).

If there is no such option available on the motor, you would also have to replace the motor with a 220 Volt version. Check the labeling on the speed control (inside the mixer) to be sure it is rated for 240 VAC, and check the power label by the power cord. If the label gives a single range of input voltages spanning both 110 VAC and 220 VAC (e.g., "Input 97 V- 265 V") then you only need to change the plug. Unless the electrical parts are all rated for 240 VAC or higher, conversion is not safe.

Some products (especially desktop computers) have a recessed switch on the back that lets you select either 115 VAC or 230 VAC input power. If you have this on the mixer, all you have to do is use a small tool to push it to the other position.

An alternative is to get a 230 VAC - 115 VAC transformer or inverter rated for at least 800 Volt-Amps and wire it with a 230 Volt plug on the primary side and a 115 Volt socket on the secondary side; then you can just plug in your unmodified mixer to this. If you cannot find a box like this, you can buy a "control transformer" from an industrial equipment supplier and put it in a suitable metal box. I recommend including a power switch and a 4 Amp dual-element fuse or breaker on the primary side circuit; you don't want somebody burning up the transformer with a 1200 Watt microwave oven or griddle.

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Stove and broiler does not heat up. Haven't been able to cook


first you need to check your breaker, turn it off and back on,, if that doesnt work you need to check the volts in the plug and where the plug screws on to the stove, it should have 220 volts or 110 per side,, if it has the 220 volts(if it has the eletronic control pad) the board could be bad, (if it has the knob thermostat ) it could be the thermostat,, is the cook top working? if it is it sounds like a power issue, 110volts runs the top the other 110 volts runs the oven

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I have an hfd-135 air purifier but i can't tell if it's 110 or 220 volts.


View the electrical plug.

A 120 Volt plug has two elongated prongs on one side, with a smaller round prong for your ground, on the electrical plug.

A 220 Volt plug has two elongated prongs, but each will be opposing each other in the middle, but tilted towards each other at the top. Also, on a 220 plug, the third prong will not be round, but flat, and in a horizontal position.

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My drier 110 volts was accidentally plugged to 220


The least of your problems would be a burnt out relay or internal switch which can be replaced at reasonable expense. In a worst case the motor or heating element "fried" and it'll be cheaper to buy a new dryer.
BTW 110 and 220 plugs are entirely different and a 110 plug cannot be plugged into a 220 outlet.

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My window air conditioner will not start. First time installed this season.


Make sure you have the correct line voltage at the plug.Some are 110 volt, some are 220 volt.

Here is the kicker...220 volt can be plugged into 110 volt plug at the wall with no damage.110 volt cannot be plugged into a 220volt socket at the wall without sustaining damage.

You can find out the required operating voltage of the a/c by reading the nameplate data printed on the a/c specs somewhere on the machine(not the housing}.

The plug end from the a/c should clue you into the proper machine voltage if you purchased a brand made in the USA.If it came from some third world country like Bangladesh, for example, the cheap bastards probably didn't wire the pigtail in at time of manufacture cause they are cheap ********.

You get what you pay for these days.

Call an electrician to chech it out.Don't be like the Bangladeshians!

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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

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