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vann 07-08-2009 04:35 PM

Using Internatinal 230v Devices in US
 
I have a printer rated 230v AC 50-60 hz, meant for use overseas in countries that have such power, for example the middle east.
My question is can I plug this printer into an 230v outlet in the US. It seems to only difference would be that in the Middle East the 230v is coming from one hot line and grounding to a neutral, and in the US it would come from two hot lines.
Does anyone know if this will work?

InPhase277 07-08-2009 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by vann (Post 299123)
I have a printer rated 230v AC 50-60 hz, meant for use overseas in countries that have such power, for example the middle east.
My question is can I plug this printer into an 230v outlet in the US. It seems to only difference would be that in the Middle East the 230v is coming from one hot line and grounding to a neutral, and in the US it would come from two hot lines.
Does anyone know if this will work?

Yes, it will work, but the plug will need to be changed to one corresponding to a NEMA configuration of the proper voltage and amperage. What kind of printer is this? A desk top printer or some industrial sized device? If it is just like an inkjet desk top doo hickey, it is far simpler to just buy a 120 V printer and be done with it.

micromind 07-09-2009 01:04 AM

As stated above, it'll work just fine. I've done this many times with industrial electronic devices. They don't know or even care if one conductor is grounded or both are ungrounded.

Rob

AllanJ 07-09-2009 09:03 AM

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