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Old 06-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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24 XS Power tanning bed. I Googled these, and it states 230v @20amp on a 6-20R, but the data sheet says don't operate above 230v. What gives here? The bed is Canadian made.

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24 XS Power tanning bed. I Googled these, and it states 230v @20amp on a 6-20R, but the data sheet says don't operate above 230v. What gives here? The bed is Canadian made.
If they say don't operate above 230v and the power supply is above 230v, then you need a buck boost transformer to lower the voltage.

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I would contact the manufacture before doing anything. Thay may say that 240v is fine and they are just talking about having much higher than 230v. To keep the voltage under 230v may be an expensive project.

You will also have to make sure it is UL listed for use in the US.
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I would contact the manufacture before doing anything. Thay may say that 240v is fine and they are just talking about having much higher than 230v. To keep the voltage under 230v may be an expensive project.

You will also have to make sure it is UL listed for use in the US.
If you visit the manufacture's website, they clearly state, do not operate over 230V, and sell buck boost transformers, and they are not that expensive, if you can afford a cancer bed, then you can afford a buck boost transformer.
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Run it at 240, you will tan faster! :P 230 is an oddball voltage though, odd they would design it for that. Even in Canada the voltage is normally split 120/240. A transformer may be the only way around if they specifically don't allow 240 though, but I'd contact them,wont hurt.
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Run it at 240, you will tan faster! :P 230 is an oddball voltage though, odd they would design it for that. Even in Canada the voltage is normally split 120/240. A transformer may be the only way around if they specifically don't allow 240 though, but I'd contact them,wont hurt.
240v in the US in the nominal voltage, not sure if Canada follows suite.
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240 volts is normal for home voltage in Canada as well.
Post the link to the info. Unless this is design for 208 three phase supply then 240 volts is normal voltage.
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240 volts is normal for home voltage in Canada as well.
Post the link to the info. Unless this is design for 208 three phase supply then 240 volts is normal voltage.
just go to the web site.http://www.suncotanning.com/parts.htm


This link is a little better...http://www.suncotanning.com/buckbooster.htm

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According to other discussion online, tanning beds are supposedly oddly sensitive to line voltage and thus they are just about the only device for which there is a distinction between 230V and 240V. Generally in North America, 240V is the nominal system voltage, and some devices are rated for 230V instead to account for probable voltage drop under load. For all normal devices this distinction is irrelevant. But for tanning beds, supposedly it can matter. So you need a buck-boost transformer to reduce whatever your measured line voltage is to below 230V.
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OK, what I have on the nameplate is the following (I suppose it's French?)

The Model # is VAO-24XPDH

U = 220V
I = 12 A
pf = >.09
P = 2640 (I suppose this is the power in Watts?)

The biggest Buck Booster I see online is rated at 2.0 KVA.

http://www.suncotanning.com/buckbooster.htm

Also, this is the model I seem to have:
http://www.suncotanning.com/24_XS_Power_220Volt.htm


Will the 2.0 KVA Bucker be sufficient?
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The buck-boost transformer only handles a small fraction of the total load. You need a transformer that will drop the voltage by about 12V, and that will handle a 12A load. That's 144VA, which is a very small transformer.
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The PF is almost certainly larger than 0.09. Doesn't this company have proofreaders?
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Called the company. I guess I need to install the circuit, and then get a voltage reading before determining the size needed. Company suggested the 0.5KVA
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The PF is almost certainly larger than 0.09. Doesn't this company have proofreaders?
Somewhere on that site is stated 22VAC. I think they meant 220; idk

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