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Commercial Toaster 120V but 220V cord/plug

 
 
Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 06:59 am
I bought a used Waring Heavy Duty Commercial Taoster (Model: WTC800)
The sticker on the unit says 120V, 60Hz, 2200W
The guy who sold it to me, plugged it in and turned it on and it worked just fine. Unfortunately, we were talking too much and I failed to pay attention to the actual plug on the unit. It's a 220 V plug. I do not have any 220V outlets available . . especially to use on a toaster.

When I went online, I found that you can order this toaster in 120V, or 220V. Does that simply imply that the actual toaster is the same but the cord is different?

Again, the sticker on the back claims the unit is 120V. Does that mean I can just buy an adapter and use it in a 120V outlet?

Probably seems like a "duh!!" question . .but I don't know my way around this stuff and don't want to burn the restaurant down lol.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:08 am
@Kuyaromeo,
Might be a 120V 30A plug. They kinda look like 240V plugs.

2200W is on the hairy edge of overloading a standard 120V outlet. 1800W is usually considered the limit on them.
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 07:25 am
@Leadfoot,
I think Leadfoot has it right. Here is the spec sheet for the toaster.

Quote:
Features and Benefits
Uniformly toasts regular bread, Texas toast, frozen waffles and many other foods

Four 1-1/8" regular toast slots
Easily replaceable industrial heating plates
Up to 300 slices per hour
Electronic browning controls and carriage control lift levers
Dishwasher-safe crumb tray
5-20P

Power: 120 volts, 19 amps, 2200 watts

That 5-20P socket is what you don't have.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/NEMA_simplified_pins.svg

You can buy a converter, but you should make sure your wiring is up to it. 19 amps is a significant load.

oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 08:13 am
@engineer,
Leadfoot wrote:
2200W is on the hairy edge of overloading a standard 120V outlet. 1800W is usually considered the limit on them.
engineer wrote:
you should make sure your wiring is up to it. 19 amps is a significant load.

Best option is to have an electrician put in a 20 amp circuit for the toaster to be plugged into.

Unless the plug is really 220V. In which case modify my suggestion to have the electrician put in a circuit that fits whatever the toaster plugs into.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2016 08:21 am
@Kuyaromeo,
Kuyaromeo wrote:
but I don't know my way around this stuff and don't want to burn the restaurant down lol.

Plugging a 19 amp load into a normal (15 amp max) circuit will certainly get the wiring hot, but hopefully it would just trip your fuses over and over again instead of letting the wiring get hot enough to start a fire.
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