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Converting UK 110 Volt plug to US/CANADA Plug

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    I just got an awesome deal on a mafell track saw from UK and I was wanting to know how do I convert the plug to work in Canada. The UK plug is of the type BS 1363/A .

    #718774

    Doobie
    Pro

    I just got an awesome deal on a mafell track saw from UK and I was wanting to know how do I convert the plug to work in Canada. The UK plug is of the type BS 1363/A .

    Isn’t everythin in the UK set to run at 50 hz and 220V as opposed to 60 hz 120V here in North America.

    #718785

    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    you would need two lines of 110 from separate circuits

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #718786

    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    the plug is not the issue, the power supply is the issue

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #718788

    Kamster
    Pro

    if you do indeed have the UK 110V plug end then the Mafell user Group has a solution

    http://mafell-users-forum.freeforums.net/thread/1029/new-mt55-owner-north-america

    Scroll down the page and look for the post by kraftt.

    #718791

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Sounds like he needs a converter.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #718795

    OldCountryWoodworks
    Pro
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Sorry, I thought it was 220

    Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria

    #718863

    my bad I should have the saw is an 110 volt saw not 220 volt.

    #718865

    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
    Pro
    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    Do you have the info from the spec plate?

    It should show power requirements. Is it 50Hz, 50-60Hz, or what?

    Goin' Down In Flames........

    #720377

    This is what I did and it works with no issues.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_wiring_in_the_United_Kingdom

    Post 2004 the color coding as follows.

    In the UK the live wire is color coded Brown . The neutral wire is blue. Green yellow striped is ground.

    Anyone getting the Mafell track saw MT55 or even the Bosch GT55 GCE from the UK rated at 110 volts needs to do the following.

    Go to any box store get a male plug rated for 15 amps / 110 volts or better 20 Amps / 110 Volts male plug. Eg

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-Pass-and-Seymour-15-Amp-125-Volt-NEMA-5-15-Dead-Front-Straight-Blade-Plug-Black-5276BKCC15/202664499

    Open the British Plug. There is a tab that you need to press and the twist. It will open your plug. No need to cut your cable. Cut the cable and you have voided your warranty for sure.

    Unscrew the 2 lines from the UK plug. These units are not grounded.

    Connect the brown wire to the brass screw on your US male plug and your blue cable to the neutral or silver screw.

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