warren the kiwi

02:05PM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 12/09/02
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I am an electrician in NewZeland and a customer of mine has bought over a USA dryer (10kg) to use, but the voltage over here is 240VAC to ground. so I would like to know how you conecnt your dryers over there and how they are supplied? are they supplied two phase 110VAC or are they transformered 110 to 240Vac with a centre tap?
thanks warren.


04:49PM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
Assuming a full size electric dryer, they're powered via two phase 120VAC. The heater only operates on 240VAC being connected between the 2 hot lines. The motor, timer and rest of it running on 120 volts hooked between one hot line of the supply and the neutral.

Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site



12:05AM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 12/15/02
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I'm an American living in New Zealand. When I moved overseas 9 years ago, we bought all 220/240 appliances from a company specializing in appliances for overseas. Some of the appliances/electronics were truly 220/240v, some were dual voltage, and some we found (refrigerators) were actually 110v w/transformers installed in back (i.e. we paid too much!)
My dryer uses gas for heating but still requires electricity for the motor and timer and is wired for 220/240. Unfortunately, it is still in storage, so I can't examine it to find out if it's rewired, transformed, etc. IF your client had a gas dryer, then all they need is a stepdown transformer to supply the motor/timer? If it's all electric, I see the 2-voltage problem presented by the electrician's response.
You might contact one of the US suppliers of overseas appliances found by searching "Overseas appliances"


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