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I just did a successful conversion from kitchenaid 120v to 220v!!! I'm posting this to as many sites as possible as it was a gamble I took and paid off... I'd like more people to know how to save some money by doing a conversion. All you need are three items: the 220/240 V armature (spinning part of the motor), the 220/240V field (stationary part of the ...
If you at all worried about making such a connection it would be best to call a qualified electrician, or power box expert (or what ever you might call that type of person on your side of the pond). Placing an amp clamp over the single main insulated wire might be enough with possibly just some small error amount.
I would find some way to attach the measuring clamp around the live feed near the meter. My house, as many do, has an external wall-box flush-mounted into an external brick wall. It used to look like this Mine is a bit unusual in that the supply is three-phase rather than the more usual single-phase but the general layout is the same. At bottom left ...
Before unscrewing any screws on the fusebox, turn off the electricity! But even before doing that make sure you've got a torch handy, 'cos fuseboxes are invariably in dark places (a head-torch is useful).
The price of the fan has nothing to do with it. You can buy a $400 lemon or a $40 beauty. The problem is 'component drift' (techspeak for component values changing over time, drifting out of spec.) Most likely a capacitor, as Matt says. In this case a capacitor 'up there' inside the fan housing - the 'run' capacitor in techspeak. If you know what you ...
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