April 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm #718767
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 #718774DoobieModerator
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
you would need two lines of 110 from separate circuits
Served apprenticeship in 1977 in BavariaApril 5, 2019 at 10:10 pm #718786
the plug is not the issue, the power supply is the issue
Served apprenticeship in 1977 in BavariaApril 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm #718788KamsterPro
if you do indeed have the UK 110V plug end then the Mafell user Group has a solution
Scroll down the page and look for the post by kraftt.April 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm #718791DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
Sounds like he needs a converter.
A Working Pro since 1988!
Member since January 26, 2013.April 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm #718795
Sorry, I thought it was 220
Served apprenticeship in 1977 in BavariaApril 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm #718863
my bad I should have the saw is an 110 volt saw not 220 volt.April 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm #718865Seven-Delta-FortyOneProThe 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
This is what I did and it works with no issues.
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
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.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.