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Hobart HEC40 208V to a 240V source

I have a HEC40 Hobart 2 Dec oven. My electrician says it is a 208 volt but we ahve 240 volt in the building. Can a 208v oven be hooked to a 240v system? Is there a wiring change in the HEC40 that will allow it?

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The only difference should be the elements. Consider installing a buck-boost transformer. It may be cheaper.

The Hobart part number for the 240 volt element assembly is --
# 342170-00002. Your local Hobart can get you a price.

Posted on May 03, 2008

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