You are here: Home > Topics > Woodworking/Carpentry > Converting UK 110 Volt plug to US/CANADA Plug Converting UK 110 Volt plug to US/CANADA Plug This topic contains 9 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by jayshahu 3 months, 4 weeks ago. Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) Author Posts April 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm #718767 jayshahuPro 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 . April 5, 2019 at 5:34 pm #718774 DoobiePro jayshahu wrote: 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. April 5, 2019 at 10:09 pm #718785 OldCountryWoodworksPro Edmonton, Alberta you would need two lines of 110 from separate circuits Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria April 5, 2019 at 10:10 pm #718786 OldCountryWoodworksPro Edmonton, Alberta the plug is not the issue, the power supply is the issue Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria April 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm #718788 KamsterPro 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. April 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm #718791 DirtyWhiteBoyPro Honolulu,, Hi. Sounds like he needs a converter. Dirty A Working Pro since 1988! Member since January 26, 2013. April 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm #718795 OldCountryWoodworksPro Edmonton, Alberta Sorry, I thought it was 220 Served apprenticeship in 1977 in Bavaria April 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm #718863 jayshahuPro my bad I should have the saw is an 110 volt saw not 220 volt. April 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm #718865 Seven-Delta-FortyOnePro 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........ April 22, 2019 at 11:26 am #720377 jayshahuPro 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. Author Posts Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.