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Old 02-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #16
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Power a 240V Vacuum cleaner


It is an universal motor, however diystephen has a point and I need to investigate further.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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The frequency may not have an affect, but you would need to find the nameplate to be sure. The fact that NA uses two wires to get 240 can absolutely have an affect. Your appliance is wired to receive 240 on one blade (wire) and EU outlets are wired to only have one blade hot. What you are stating is to place 120 on the hot and neutral wires (to achieve a difference of 240.) This can have disasterous effects...
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I just wanted to confirm that a European appliance is wired to receive 240V on both blades, they are the same and can be plugged one sense or the other, As a result, wiring in the appliance can accept 240V on both hot or neutral.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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Power a 240V Vacuum cleaner


The only thing this motor cares about is that it sees 240 volts.

It doesn't matter if it's 240 & 0, 120 & 120, 200 & 40, or any other combination.

Rob

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Why are go going though all this for a really old 240w vacuum? A decent vacuum is at least 1200w. Toss the silly thing.

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