Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,200
Share |
Default

modifying 110v lamps to 220v?


You could install a standard 120v socket where the lamp will reside, assuming it will always stay there. Does that country have 120v easily accessible as part of the standard electrical, or is it strictly 240? I suppose a transformer would be overkill but if you do end up wanting a few 120v devices around the house you could perhaps have a transformer in the basement feeding these circuits. Need to ensure you get a proper capacity one and have a fuse or breaker upstream of it so you don't overload it.

Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,682
Default

modifying 110v lamps to 220v?


Wait until you get there and then rewire the lamps.
__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #18
" Euro " electrician
 
frenchelectrican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Default

modifying 110v lamps to 220v?


The other thing is that in majorty of the European area the type of power point as we call them receptale in state side they are not the same pattern in UK or in mainlanders there will be few variations of that.

Majorty of the mainland European area do not have fused plug at all like UK do have due the ring circuit which majorty of the European area are not allowed to use the ring circuit at all.

The other thing we do have European verison of edison base bulb however there are few different verison they used over here.

All our European luminarie socket are metric based but few case we get Americianie verison show up as well.

We can get 120 volt bulbs over here but not that easy to find it. Normally 230-240 volts bulbs are more common.

Also note that the European cords are differnt than Americianie verison is beiside the zip cord is the same as you have over there ( in NA ) the European verison the colour is .,

Brown - line
Bleu - netural
Green with yellow stripe - Earth aka grounding.

Hope that help you a bit.

Merci,
Marc

__________________
The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting a 220V two-gang outlet to 110V kevindd992002 Electrical 17 09-30-2011 06:17 AM
110V from 220v pump circuit DBachman Electrical 10 08-27-2011 11:57 PM
220V & 110V outlets rickinnocal Electrical 21 05-13-2011 01:16 PM
220v vs 110v Baseboard Heater?? Master Brian Electrical 8 11-19-2010 11:13 PM
Main box feeding 220v and 110v brearker box off a 50am breaker? uvamosk Electrical 30 10-14-2009 10:46 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.