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Can I replace EU plugin with USA plugin?


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I put a last second bid on a dremel on ebay without going to options and choosing USA only seller like I usually do when I buy powertools on ebay. It looks like its got two round plug ins instead of flat, can I take off plugin and put a USA plugin on it? Seller is from china. I asked if it had a USA plugin on it and seller said it did but just in case would I be able to install a USA cord on it?

 

 

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Like Atlas said, you need to check the power rating. Some products you can switch the power rating but generally, nowadays, you can't.

 

You can buy a step-up transformer for pretty cheap. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=step+up+transformer

 

Again, you will need to check the power draw and get something rated appropriately.

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I'll tell a little story. The other day we decide to try out an ac unit at our jobsite. It is a 220v unit. We asked our electrician if we could change out the plug to work with a standard 110v outlet. He said its more involved than simply switching out a plug. He said you would have to open up the motor and stuff to convert to 110v. I would guess it would be a similar situation when converting 230v electronics to 110v. If you have access to a 220v outlet that may work.

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On 6/23/2017 at 8:42 PM, Jronman said:

I'll tell a little story. The other day we decide to try out an ac unit at our jobsite. It is a 220v unit. We asked our electrician if we could change out the plug to work with a standard 110v outlet. He said its more involved than simply switching out a plug. He said you would have to open up the motor and stuff to convert to 110v. I would guess it would be a similar situation when converting 230v electronics to 110v. If you have access to a 220v outlet that may work.

You could have changed out the receptacle then put a 240 double breaker in the panel, relocate the neutral wire from the neutral bar to the breaker so you would have two hots to the receptacle... At least that's what I would do if I desperately wanted a/c quick

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It should work fine, if its built for the correct voltage. I recently got a Makita DC18RD twin charger for really cheap from UK. Took me minute to change plug to EU standard one, work just like its supposed to.

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On 8/27/2017 at 7:59 AM, aessu said:

It should work fine, if its built for the correct voltage. I recently got a Makita DC18RD twin charger for really cheap from UK. Took me minute to change plug to EU standard one, work just like its supposed to.

I would change my EU socket to UK socket instead of changing the UK plug to EU plug :)))

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