Which 220V to 120V Converter? - With Electrical Switch

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  1. Tanner T

    Tanner T New Member

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    Thank you for such a wonderful forum and community - this is not an advertisement post. I am truly looking for help and can remove these links once finished

    I am searching for a 220V converter that can support our product - however have been informed that because we are using an electrical switch, our options are limited. Below I have attached a few results I found online that are sufficient with their Watt Capacity. I have also uploaded a screenshot of my electrical specs - please pay attention to the AMPs and the electrical box.

    If these will not work, can you please point me in a direction of something that will (preferably from Amazon or somewhere I can pickup quickly)

    Below are some of the items I "think" will work for my product, on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Converter-Universal-Transformer-Charging/dp/B07LDKVT6J/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2WLOXKWM8J934&dchild=1&keywords=220v+to+110v+converter&qid=1628819337&sprefix=220v+to,aps,525&sr=8-3
    https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Voltage-Converter-Compatible-MacBook/dp/B07GML6P16/ref=sr_1_8?crid=2WLOXKWM8J934&dchild=1&keywords=220v+to+110v+converter&qid=1628819337&sprefix=220v+to,aps,525&sr=8-8
    https://www.amazon.com/Castries-Voltage-Converter-Adapter-Worldwide/dp/B0998R1L8P/ref=sr_1_16?crid=2WLOXKWM8J934&dchild=1&keywords=220v+to+110v+converter&qid=1628819337&sprefix=220v+to,aps,525&sr=8-16
    https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Converter-Universal-Converte-Countries/dp/B08PTYZQDJ/ref=sr_1_19?crid=2WLOXKWM8J934&dchild=1&keywords=220v+to+110v+converter&qid=1628819337&sprefix=220v+to,aps,525&sr=8-19
     

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  4. Stuff

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    Bigger issue is nothing is GFCI/RCD protected. You don't want to be electrocuting anyone. If it is your product then it needs re-designed with 220 volt motors/electronics and a 220v RCD cable.
     
  5. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    Those converters you listed will not work. They are designed for mostly non inductive loads and for small electronics. A 5.5 amp motor may need 15 amps to start up. North America and Japan uses two phase 240v voltage (120v per leg). The rest of the world uses 220v single phase. The two are completely different. The listing of these devices do list what they'll work with and are primarily for travel between North America and other countries. Surprised that one of them listed a hair dryer but it does have a very small motor. Stuff and fitter30 do have very goods reasons why these devices will not work. I'm guessing that the electrical diagram is for a spa tub.
     
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    Need to know
     
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    Diagram shows 120vac @ 20 amps gfi receptacle. Your 220vac what is the voltage from each line to ground. A 2.5 kw transformer is $600+ wiring might be cheaper.
     
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