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#181736 - 10/27/08 01:34 AM Power Systems in Dubai
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Hi,

Does anyone know what sort of power system they use in Dubai? We have a factory and we are sending a Ukranian machine from our UK factory there.

Wikipedia suggests that the single phase voltage is 220V but no mention of polyphase systems etc.

Mainly out of interest as we will be checking before we wire it in.
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#181744 - 10/28/08 08:42 AM Re: Power Systems in Dubai [Re: johno12345]
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I'd recommend having someone at your factory verify what power is available in the building so that you can order whatever transformers or frequency converters are required before you get there. There's a mix of standards out there, so it's hard to assume. If the 1-phase matches british standards and uses british receptacles, it will most likely be 400V 50Hz for 3-phase.

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#181941 - 11/10/08 09:13 AM Re: Power Systems in Dubai [Re: SteveFehr]
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I was in Qatar 2 years ago and they were wiring to British codes. I think UAE is the same.

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#181983 - 11/14/08 07:00 AM Re: Power Systems in Dubai [Re: mikesh]
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Good luck and keep us informed if you get a result wink

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#181991 - 11/14/08 02:12 PM Re: Power Systems in Dubai [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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Thanks for replying, it looks like the move might be delayed for a while as it has broken down! Rumour has it that our computers work fine out there but I will have to call in a local electrician to check it out.

I remember being slightly surprised to see our Singapore branch using all british accessories
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#182139 - 11/19/08 02:21 AM Re: Power Systems in Dubai [Re: johno12345]
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Johno,
If the single phase voltage is 220VAC, the 3 phase voltage is more than likely something like 380VAC star.

The question I would ask is, what sort of a machine is this?
Where voltage could be critical to controls and what-not.

One other thing, it is up to the installing electrician to verify that their systems will agree with the machine in question before it is installed.
There are a lot of ex-Aussie and NZ electricians over there in Dubai, that went there for the BIG money.
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