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Posted on How can I tell if I have 220 to my garage?

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 07:52 PM

Glass Fuses …; not sure I’d want to start messing with this. 220 requires two separate 110 lines to the ‘breaker’ or fuse. While a range is typically 220, just because it’s labelled ‘range’ doesn’t mean a whole lot. Your Volt meter is the only way to be dead sure, and with 220, if you get it wrong, you can be (this is why the US decided to go 110/120 in Residential, while the rest of the known universe, save Japan and a few other countries, are 220V.

I’m unsure of what country you in – in the States virtually all hand power tools are 110v – unfortunately. Certainly, the mig and the tablesaw should be wired 220.

Start with the voltmeter; also, I’d be concerned with the number of amps which you have available.

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