How to Convert 120volt to 220volt
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Converting 120 volt to 220 volt for Specific Equipment: Can I convert 120volt to 220volt for a CNC Router requiring 220v 1Ph 20amp?
Guide to Convert 120volt to 220volt
- I am operating a custom sign business in Toy Hauler RV.
- The equipment I will be using is a Shopbot CNC Router requiring 220v 1Ph 20amp.
- I want to know if I can design a voltage converter to get 220V at RV Parks across America? Most all RV Parks have ample power but all are 110V 30amp and 110v 50 amp.
- Can I take two 110v 30 amp out lets (separate cords (10ga/4 wire) and join them at a custom circuit panel so I can plug in my CNC Router? Or can I use a junction box for both cords to make a 220V Plug?
- I am desperate to know as I depend on this machine so it needs reliable power.
- Do you have any other resources that would be help full? There are typically a 110volt 30amp and 110volt 50amp Plugs available.
This electrical wiring question came from Stewart, in Tyler, Texas.
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Additional Comments: Found very informative, I just have an unusual circumstance.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Stewart.
Converting 120volt to 220 volt
- Typical Power Sources at RV Parks
- 30 amp 120 volt.
- 50 amp 120/240 volt.
- NOTE: Electrical power panels available at RV Parks may vary depending on the location. Contact the prospective RV park for complete information about the specific power that is available.
Converting 120 volt to 220 volt for Specific Equipment
- Safety First for Voltage Conversions
- Two separate 120 voltage power sources may NOT be joined together to create a 220 volt circuit.
- Unsafe connections and unreliable circuit protection can be hazardous.
- 120 to 220 Volt Converters
- There are a variety of voltage converters available for many applications.
- A voltage converter should be rated for the specific voltage and amperage of the device to be connected.
- The type of device or equipment must be compatible with the voltage converter that is selected.
- Equipment Specifications and Voltage Converters
- To ensure safety and reliability the voltage converter must be compliant with the equipment that it will be powering and the intended use.
- Consult the equipment owners manual for approved or recommended voltage converter makes and model numbers.
- Equipment warranties and guarantees may be null and void if the power source or voltage converter is not compliant with the equipment.
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