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Medickep

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When I bought my used Jet DC 1100 the guy had it wired for 220. Since my friend can’t cover over for awhile to add a 220 circuit, I thought I would switch it to 115 so I can start figuring out my setup for the DC. I look in the manual and it appears to be simple to switch the machine from 115 to 220, but when I pop the plate for the start stop switch and saw the diagram on how to wire it for the desired volt it looks nothing like what’s in there.

They show for terminals in a row and mine look nothing like that. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thank you!

-- Keith


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#1 posted 173 days ago

Connections are in the motor cover, not the switch.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 173 days ago

Concur. The switch appears to be voltage agnostic.

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#3 posted 173 days ago

Topamax survivor-

I thought that may be the case but I saw no other cover!!

Jonah-

Are you saying it is behind the switch?

-- Keith

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#4 posted 173 days ago

The switch is mounted in the motor cover. you have the motor cover off. The wiring that needs changed is in behind the capacitors, not the easiest place to get at but can be done.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 173 days ago

Thanks john, I’ll take a look!

-- Keith

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#6 posted 173 days ago

I see some wires going into the motor behind the case that houses the on/off switch. Is the switch where those wires end inside at the motor??

I can’t believe there’s no YouTube video for this!

-- Keith

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#7 posted 173 days ago

I have never had a Jet DC open, but if that is the back of the switch in the picture and those are the capacitors, the wires with the 2 and 3 on them are probably your motor leads. The Capacitor wires will attach to the motor leads. Good luck!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 173 days ago

I’m sure what that means so I think I’m calling an electrician!

-- Keith

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#9 posted 173 days ago

Probably a good idea ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 173 days ago

Have the electrician install the 220V receptacle and problem solved. Cover the motor wiring up.

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