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UK 220 Volt Electrical System

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

UK Wiring System and Canadian Circuit Wiring Standards: I will be moving from the UK to Canada and want to bring with me some garage tools 220 volt.

220 Volt UK Electrical  System Compatibility

Electrical Question: I will be moving from the UK to Canada and want to bring with me some garage tools 220 volt.

This electrical wiring question came from: Stewart, a Homeowner from Kent, UK.
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Additional Comments: Just found the website and find it very informative

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Stewart.

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2 Responses to “UK 220 Volt Electrical System”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Dale,
    The compatibility of the electrical device will depend on a few factors which have been further explained in the original post. Be sure to contact the manufacturer and check the specification label for electrical compatibility. The cycles or frequency here in the USA is 6ohz, while in Canada it is 50hz.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Dale Hamilton says:

    UK 220 Volt Electrical System

    The cycles in the UK are different from cycles in USA. Is this true about the cycles in Canada?

    Years ago I installed 240 volt receptacles in a kitchen for a visiting military person. The equipment was ruined when they plugged them in and turned them on.