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I want to make use of the 220 volt cloth dryer outlet down my basement. My idea is to run the 120V (15 amp) portable 12,000 BTU Air-conditioner unit using the cloth dryer 220V outlet…
Electrical Question from Lee about Electrical Voltage Converter for an AC Unit
Background: Lee, a Homeowner from Avon, Connecticut
[ad#block]Question: I hope you can help me to choose a right converter/transformer for me.
I live in Connecticut. I want to make use of the 220 volt cloth dryer outlet down my basement. My idea is to run the 120V (15 amp) portable 12,000 BTU Air-conditioner unit using the cloth dryer 220V outlet. I think I am looking for American transformer or phase converter. You can see the idea from the following website:
Could you help me to buy the right product from you?
Another problem is the dryer’s 3 prong plug. Do you have a transformer that can fit 220V Households Dryer plugs!
Additional Comments: great for non-professional
Thanks for your electrical question Lee.
From what I see on the website you have provided these voltage converters are made specifically for their cleaning equipment, therefore I would advise against this. The required load of an air conditioned is such that it requires a dedicated 120 volt 15 amp circuit. Using a voltage converter with an air conditioner will most likely void the warranty and may affect the operation.
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