I was wondering if I can covert a transformer that is 220v to 110 and change it to a step up?
It would be for a 500w motor.

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Toga_Dan5 years ago
2 other options:

some appliances have an either 120 or 240 switch. It might be hidden under the first level of housing.

The other option is putting a different motor in. I know... new appliance... tearing it apart...
Toga_Dan5 years ago
Can you plug in to the 220v stove outlet?
senorkevin (author)  Toga_Dan5 years ago
I dont have a 220v outlet. I live in Mexico and everything is 110-120v
Even the stove? In US everything is 110v EXCEPT stove, + washing machine. Most people never see those outlets because they are hidden behind major appliances.
senorkevin (author)  Toga_Dan5 years ago
The oven is gas and the washing machine is just plugged into a normal socket outlet :( I'll hace a look behind the oven and check but I highly doubt it
Clothes Dryer? Air conditioning? Hot tub? These are sometimes 220.

Wikipedia says : " Mexico A, B 127 V 60 Hz Type B is becoming more common. Voltage can legally vary by +/- 10% (giving a range of 114 to 140 volts). Split phase is commonly available and local electricians are apt to wire both to a type A/B socket to give 240 V for air conditioning or washing machine/dryer"

An electrician (or competent electrical buddy) might be able to put a 220 breaker in your box, connecting to the second phase. Basically, if you have 2 phase wiring, either of those phases can provide 110, or by adding them together, you get 220.
senorkevin (author)  Toga_Dan5 years ago
I looked behind the cooker and it is 127v :( Great idea though
So what your saying is I could buy a 220V breaker, add two phases together and create a new 220v socket?
Yes, IF there are 2 phases coming into the house. You'd have to check the breaker box for that. Wiki said 2 phases are commonly available, but that doesn't mean every house has 2. One has to be careful doing that work, since the supply usually remains "hot" while putting the breaker in.
If you have an electric stove, I suggest pulling it out a few inches to peek at the stove outlet. If it is a different size + configuration than most of your outlets, then it's probably 220 v.
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