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120v. , 4amp conversion ??? #11817
07/24/02 02:15 AM
07/24/02 02:15 AM
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Plymzx  Offline OP
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I have puchased a comercial grade deep fryer with two small 115v, .75amp motors that requires a 120v, 4amp powersource. What is required to convert my 110 outlets in my home to 120v, 4amp outlets?

One more question, I need a recomendation on a generator to power this epuipment, uninterupted for 3 hrs. straight.

Thank You,
Todd

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Re: 120v. , 4amp conversion ??? #11818
07/24/02 09:35 AM
07/24/02 09:35 AM
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What is required to convert my 110 outlets in my home to 120v, 4amp outlets?


Nothing.

120V is a nominal voltage expected to fluxuate as much as 10% either way.

The receptacles in your home are either 15A or 20A and have plenty of ampacity to handle 4A.

Or...

A buck-n-boost transformer would do the trick, and one could use 5A cartridge fuses to come within 120% of the OCPD rating...

Another DIY liability concern?

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 07-24-2002).]


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Re: 120v. , 4amp conversion ??? #11819
07/25/02 09:55 PM
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Todd,

I think you may be confused with something here. Perhaps the manufacturer of the unit may be able to clear things up a bit for you.


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