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Simple plug-in 220V to 110V converter Answered

My garage has either electric heat or none at all and my heaters blow the circuit breakers every time I try turning anything else on. HOWEVER I have a 220 circuit originally for a welder that I imagine would handle them easily. So, does anybody have a way to make a simple, plug-in adapter from a 220 circuit I seldom use to be able to plug in 110 heaters? (all the circuits are in the US)

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thematthatter (author)2011-12-22

Check your products, some things like computers can run on 220V and 110V.
If not you'll need a transformer, you can get one for like $30. Might be able to get one cheaper if you find out someone who just came from South Korea.

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The Skinnerz (author)2011-12-21

Unless you are drawing a serious amount of power, a few heaters shouldn't be causing any problems, so you might want to check the fuse box and wiring. In theory, connecting a pair of 110V heaters in series should allow direct connection to the 220V supply.

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