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  1. Scott Hewitt

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    Hello all I have a small temperature controller that was made in Europe and has the euro plug. I tried using a plug converter but the output is only 58v where I need 110. Do you think this is something that a component or two change on the board would make this work on 110.
     
  2. Minder

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    Is this a thermostat device of some kind?
    Is there heating elements involved?
    More would have to be known about the device itself.
    M.
     
  3. davenn

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    buy an appropriate step-up transformer
    they are readily available for people wanting to match 110V required by the unit to local mains voltages
     
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  4. Scott Hewitt

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    It has a probe that reads the temperature and then adjust the output to a heat pad.
     

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  5. Minder

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    He needs step down. 230v - 120v
    M.
     
  6. Scott Hewitt

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    But it's made for 220 and I'm plugging it into 110
     
  7. Minder

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    It appears to have a switching supply, you could try it on 120.
    Although the unit is rated at 600w the current for a local supplied 600w pad would be twice the current.
    Will be 1/2 if original pad..
    Max.
     
  8. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    yes so you need a step up transformer, as I stated :)

    you misread his requirement
     
  9. Colin Mitchell

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    Don't you have 220v in the United States of Obama.
     
  10. BobK

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    Yes, we do, but only 2 outlets in a typical house, one for the stove and one for the dryer.

    Bob
     
  11. Tha fios agaibh

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    Similar to a post not long ago called "thermostat".
    I believe it was Duke37 who suggested changing the incoming capacitor in order to increase the internal voltage of the circuit.
     
  12. Tha fios agaibh

    Tha fios agaibh

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    :D
    Even better, we have 240v.
     
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