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electrical - 220 V equipment from asia in USA

 
 
markr9
 
Reply Wed 20 Mar, 2013 12:43 pm
I have a machine coming from Vietnam (220 v 50hz) and need to run it in the US. I am aware standard house socket is 110 V 50 hz but I have a welder wired up using a dual breaker to give 220V.

Will the machine run off the welder outlet or is there something about the way its connected that makes the power different ?

Assume the 50 hz vs 60 hz is not an issue.

I have priced a unit that takes 110 input and produces 220 V pure sine output but would like to avoid the cost if possible.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 20 Mar, 2013 12:49 pm
@markr9,
I can't help with that particular situation. It is quite normal for welders to run either on 220 or an internal combustion engine that have outlets for 110. Your situation sounds exactly opposite the normal device.

When you say 'welder outlet' what is that? 110 or 220, and is it single or three phase?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 20 Mar, 2013 01:58 pm
@markr9,
We are not electricians.

Spend $30 and consult a licensed electrician who can come look at the actual situation rather than a textual description of what it might be.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 20 Mar, 2013 03:07 pm
@markr9,
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using a dual breaker to give 220V.
I assume then 9 that your house has two phases

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is there something about the way its connected that makes the power different ?
Probably not but make sure ground wire goes to the case

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Assume the 50 hz vs 60 hz is not an issue.
I'd assume your new machine might be a trifle less powerful at the higher line frequency

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I have priced a unit that takes 110 input and produces 220 V pure sine output
I presume it's called a "transformer"

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but would like to avoid the cost if possible.
About $100 for 5 kva
markr9
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2013 11:07 am
@dalehileman,
The device suggested is an inverter to supply a clean 220 V at 50 hz. Its about 500 dollars.

I could go with a transformer but those dont seem to address the 50/60 hz issue.

thanks for the replies though.
I am a bit jealous of getting an electrician for $30 , in my area its $120 an hour or part thereof.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2013 11:31 am
@markr9,
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The device suggested is an inverter to supply a clean 220 V at 50 hz. Its about 500 dollars.
Beginning to understand, the device also converts to 50 hz. However still think you should try out your appliance on 60 hz
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