Rewiring DC to 220V. Comments?

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Forum topic by BANick posted 06-10-2009 01:20 AM 992 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2009 01:20 AM

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Hi All,

I just treated myself to a brand new Delta 50-760 (on sale at btw). It’ll be nice to not have to empty the shopvac after every few board feet through the planer.
My shop is in the garage and I only have one 110V circuit in which all the tools are plugged in and an unused 220V circuit. I am thinking about rewiring the DC for 220V since plugging it in the 110V circuit will probably trip the breaker when I also turn another tool on.

Do you have any comments/experience in rewiring this kind of machine? I don’t see any diagram in the doc. If you have done this on your machines, did you also change the switch?


-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 01:43 AM

Whats that 220 circuit look like; Small or large outlet; Whats the amperage of the breaker?
Delta recommends a 20amp circuit. The diagram is on the inside cover of the motor. You will need to change the plug as per your manual.

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 01:43 AM

There should be a diagram inside the motor connection plate if it is convertible to 220. Be sure to use appropriate cord caps and receptacles :-))

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

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 01:47 AM

It’s the small outlet type, on a 20A breaker. Do you think the switch needs to be changed as well or is it just a matter of wiring the motor properly and changing the plug?

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 02:19 AM

Just mke the plug and outlet match and change the wire.
I did it. It reallly is a no brainer to do.
You are right about blowing the circuit if you don’t.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 05:19 AM

Thanks for your help, guys. Will give it a try soon.

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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