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Old 10-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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1st time and hoping someone out there can help.....

I have a 220 dryer plug in my garage. We have since upgraded to gas dryer and 220 plug is not in use. I would like to get a 3000 watt step down converter but all the ones I can find online do not have the 220 dryer plug prong set-up. What can I do?

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #2
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1st time and hoping someone out there can help.....

I have a 220 dryer plug in my garage. We have since upgraded to gas dryer and 220 plug is not in use. I would like to get a 3000 watt step down converter but all the ones I can find online do not have the 220 dryer plug prong set-up. What can I do?

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Why would you want a converter? It should be just a matter of moving wires in the panel where the circuit originates and replacing the 240V receptacle with a 120V one.

How many wires feed this receptacle and what color are they?

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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All you have to do is get a new 125 volt receptacle with plate and a 20 amp single pole breaker. The 120 volts is already there.
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Can't see any of the wires. It's completely shielded. Was looking for a converter as a quick and easy fix rather than rewiring the 220
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Was looking for a converter as a quick and easy fix rather than rewiring the 220
It will likely be quicker, easier, and cheaper, to just put in a 120V plug w/the appropriate wiring changes.
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uvsc31--It's not a complete re-wire, as stated it's only moving one wire within the breaker panel, and changing the receptacle from the 220 V, to a 110 V duplex receptacle. IMO-for less than $10 and some time, you can have a 110 V duplex receptacle there and save the monies for the converter. My two cents worth, David
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For the price of some kind of converter you can easily get an electrician to do a simple wire/breaker/receptacle change in less than an hour.

1. He will change the 2 pole (240V) 30 amp breaker to a single pole (120V) 20.

2. He will move the white wire from the old breaker to the neutral bus along with the other whites.

3. He will install a 120V receptacle (or two) in place of the dryer recep.


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Can't see any of the wires. It's completely shielded
Turn off power and remove cover plate and receptacle. The wiring is in a box, recessed in the wall.
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Thanks you guys have been a great help!

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