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#49448 - 03/07/05 04:49 PM 208 Volt single Phase Dishwasher Question  
Coastal  Offline
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Pardon me if this seems like a stupid question but is there any danger of damaging a commercial dishwasher whose nomenclature reads 1 phase 208 volts by supplying it with 240 volts???


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#49449 - 03/07/05 05:41 PM Re: 208 Volt single Phase Dishwasher Question  
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That's more than 15% over the rated voltage.

That's nominal voltage as well -- If the 240V supply is running near the upper end of its allowable tolerance then it will be even more.

Would it be possible to install a transformer to buck the voltage down a little?


#49450 - 03/08/05 08:37 AM Re: 208 Volt single Phase Dishwasher Question  
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It would be possible but I don't know how practical. I'm not familiar with this type of equipment. Would it fit behind the dishwasher? Do you know of a company I could contact about such a "step down" transformer?


#49451 - 03/08/05 08:50 AM Re: 208 Volt single Phase Dishwasher Question  
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Try this link--
http://www.sola-hevi-duty.com/products/transformers/BuckBoost/


Then read this--
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001921.html



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