|Review by reggiek||posted 07-28-2009 05:02 AM||5290 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
I recently needed 220 in my new shop and had not had the chance to wire up the necessary circuits.
A friend of mine recommended that I check out this web page and buy one of these units. It uses two 115 sockets to produce the 220 voltage. I tried the unit with my table saw and was pleased to see that the saw acted the same as it had when connected to a dedicated 220 circuit. Since there were two sockets on the adapter I was also able to hook up my 220 planer and run it with the same success (not at the same time).
The units have a built in tester to make sure that you do not plug your two wires into a common 115 circuirt (you must use two dependent circuits – as using one would not give you the addition hot wire.) The unit I purchased was for the 15 amp system (Which will work for most 2 and 3 hp 220 units)...I also called and spoke with their customer support to insure that the draw I was considering would not cause a problem. I found them to be helpful and courteous…
They also supply you a tester to insure that your 115 plug is not GFI (the system will not work with GFI). You can use extension cords to reach the independent circuits…they supply two 6 foot cords attached to the units….
The price is definitely good for this equipment $160.00 plus shipping…(the unit is small and light so the shipping is around $5 – $10 depending on your location and whether you want expedited delivery)
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