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Wiring question about my Hitachi C10FL

by Imrsarge
posted 02-16-2018 10:39 AM

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 11:50 AM

Ideally, one would think that if Hitachi designed the saw to run both 120 and 240v then they would have sized the wires within the unit, to handle the heavier application. But I am seeing that many times manufacturers don’t think it all through.

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 12:55 PM

Don’t replace anything. The manufacturer sized the wire properly when they built it.

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 01:41 PM

If the saw ran fine on 120v, you will have absolutely no issues running through that wire at 240v. The wire is sized for the amp load, not the voltage. At 240v you will be using half the amperage you did at 120v.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 02:20 PM

Each leg is still getting 120 volts – it’s fine.

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#5 posted 02-18-2018 04:20 PM

+1 Firewood

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#6 posted 02-19-2018 01:27 AM

By the way, if you have an adequately wired 120V outlet, going to 240V will not improve anything. The power is the same and the watt-hours you are billed for is the same. It is sometimes useful in inadequately wired shops to help equalize the current in the two hot legs.

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