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#1 posted 04-02-2013 07:29 PM

I’ve never understood all the angst surrounding 220v machinery and wiring, all of Europe and GB runs everything on 220V. If you do not overdraw current on the breaker and use properly gauged wire, you’ll be fine.

I guess the fear might be related to the fact that households in the US only use 220 for specialty(dryer, stove, welder, compressor, hot tub ect) devices and generally have a single breaker per outlet that is designed to pop when that particular machine overdraws.

-- Brian

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