Can I use a DC foot pedal on an AC machine? Answered
I have an ancient Pfaff (German) sewing machine. The original foot pedal died in a plume of smoke. I bought a replacement electronic pedal and didn't notice that it says 200-240v. Oops! I'm in the US, so the machine has been running on AC. Will a European foot pedal work on it? The machine (from the back) plugs into an outlet in the wall. A separate cord (on the side) goes from the machine to the foot pedal. Modern machines usually use the same machine connection for both the power and the foot control.
If I try it on the AC machine, will I damage the machine? Aside from the motor, this is a strictly mechanical machine.