Not too sure about that. Most 110 V site transformers are "center tap", which means you get 55V either side of neutral. This is to minimise the shock you get if you happen to touch live conductor. I don't know if that means that equipment rated for 110V would work correctly or not.ike":6qkgcmdh said:I think you could run 110V machinery through a standard UK site transformer of a suitable rating (around £60 for a 3kVA).
ike" It'll run at a slightly different speed due to being rated for 60Hz supply.. Ike[/quote said:Thanks Ike,
Would the difference in Hz increase or decrease the motor spped - would it harm the motor?
This has been discussed in depth before... see here....ike":pgupkmro said:Taff, I reckon those dustbin looking line transformers on stateside power poles might be what you said i.e. "centre-tap" . I had 220V supply installed to my house in Belize for AC. Other 110V circuits (ring main, lights etc) I wired so as to roughly balance load on the 2 lines. Not that electricity was ever that reliable as the supply regularly fed as low as 90V!
A 3-phase supply ran 110V+110V+a "high line" at 190V +Neutral (PME?). A system which even the local electric utility engineer struggled to explain, and which I never quite understood due to my lack of electrical theory.
Tony, why? other than being "unofficial". Assuming that voltage and Hz are compatible and from a reputable manufacturer, what's the problem?Tony":1xq8mj8g said:.
Also, kit bought directly from USA is NOT CE marked and should NOT be used in the UK
Probably because there's no money in it for them.Fred Page":2hk6c5eh said:The Yorkcraft 6 inch surface planer costs £175 as against a UK equivalent Axminster CT150 at about £450 so what's going on? Why isn't any UK merchant importing these machines for sale in the UK?