how many watts does my rock tumbler use? Answered
i just bought a rock tumbler off ebay. the brand name is "chicago power tools".
its a basic 3lb capasity rock tumbler/ lapidary rotary tool.
now, because i live in australia, i have a problem, my power outlets produce 240v , and the rock tumbler can only take 120v, and so when i pluged it into a power adaptor (us-aus), the transformer gegan to work, then overheated and produced smoke, fortunately it still works .
now, i am going to go and buy a stepdown transformer and have learnt that if the device is using more than 90% of what the transformer supplies, the transformer will overheat or break or something.
now, on my tumbler, and everywhere a description for it is put, it mentions nothing on wattage consumption, and so i am asking , how many watts will it use so i may accordingly select a stepdown transformer for it.