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margaret17 03-21-2012 05:59 PM

Amana Microwave Convection Exp. 208 volts
 
Hello,:yes:
I bought a Microwave Oven – Amana Convection Express volts 208 vac/60 hz; freq 2450 mhz; current pwr 4000 watt and plugged in to 240 home supply. It doesn’t work - not even a light bulb. Why? I have been told that it will work fine. Any idea or suggestions
Thank you all

hardwareman 03-21-2012 09:14 PM

should work, something is obviously wrong with the microwave or your outlet

margaret17 03-22-2012 07:55 AM

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not exactly - if i had 240 volts appliance it would work on 208 supply but 208 on 240 it maybe too much difference. this oven is made in 1998 and is only for 208 V (3 PHASE) doesn't have that tolerance 208-240.

hardwareman 03-22-2012 09:39 AM

yes, it would still work

hardwareman 03-22-2012 09:42 AM

correction, it will not work if it is a 3 phase microwave

margaret17 03-22-2012 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by hardwareman (Post 882873)
correction, it will not work if it is a 3 phase microwave

yes this is a 3 Phase microwave by 208 v. my outlet is 240v 3 phase - thus, I think the appliance will not work due to the higher electric waves. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Thanks , Margaret

hardwareman 03-22-2012 09:32 PM

no your 240v should be single phase . it is the phase difference that is making your unit not work, not the voltage difference

margaret17 03-22-2012 09:34 PM

of course now all makes sense - thank you so much :laughing: margaret


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