220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Burgerman » 24 Aug 2019, 10:47

Most server, and shirleys power supply are ok on 90 to 260V. Power supplies made in or sold in the usa may not be 220 capable. Look for a changeover switch on the back or read the spec.
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Irving » 24 Aug 2019, 11:01

The link expresso originally posted re his PSU no longer works, but it's listed as 1800W. Since that's not possible on 115v it suggests it's probably 100-240 capable but I'd like more info before advising him to try it.

Most 12/24v hobby PSU based on ex-server PSU would be 100-240 as the likes of Dell, HP, etc generally only do international product. It's not a given without verification though. My Dell-based pack worked well in Vancouver no adjustment needed.
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby steves1977uk » 24 Aug 2019, 11:47

expresso's PSU was similar to this Irving... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Trinity-M ... 2736826660

So it MAY be 90-260v capable since they're mostly server PSUs used.

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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Irving » 24 Aug 2019, 12:11

steves1977uk wrote:expresso's PSU was similar to this Irving... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Trinity-M ... 2736826660

So it MAY be 90-260v capable since they're mostly server PSUs used.

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except his was definitely 1800W

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-Power-Suppl ... -1800-watt
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Burgerman » 24 Aug 2019, 15:18

Reads dell laptop power supply...

"................."

And the writing is literally written using a microscope. Not a clue what that says.
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Irving » 24 Aug 2019, 15:53

Burgerman wrote:Reads dell laptop power supply...

"................."

And the writing is literally written using a microscope. Not a clue what that says.

Mine says nothing, but the vendor (coolice) confirmed it was 100-240 and so it was :D
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby expresso » 24 Aug 2019, 15:53

foghornleghorn wrote:Would an alternative be to plug the AC into a normal socket, and charge the chairs from the 220v socket with a different power supply for the PL8?



thanks for all the suggestions - didnt think it was going to be this involved - not going to make a federal case of this - the 220v socket is far away from where i charge - its near the window - near the AC - - i charge away from there near the kitchen - kitchen table is my charging station and my chair parks near it - i have a another charging station on the other side of my chair and normally use both at once -
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby expresso » 24 Aug 2019, 16:09

i am not going to spend so much money on step down transformers - would be cheaper and easier to just buy a new AC myself -

or pay an electrician to change out the socket and breaker - if they allowed me to do that - i have 4 PSU units - 3 are those Ebay kind two 12v connected - used sever units etc, -

i also use another i got from china but was made for 110V - its not universal as they say - no switch to change over to 220v - even if it were
the socket is away from where i charge so wont work for me - my setup needs to stay the way it is - charging station etc, on my table - chair near it -

thanks for all the input - this all happened because a certain Handyman here didnt get the correct AC - and blames the landlord management
he didnt specify the size needed and the plug type etc, - i am 99% sure thats why - actually he had no intention of changing that one out - i had to argue a bit to get it - my place has 3 AC units - and he one for me - i needed at least one bedroom unit - and one larger 220v unit -

he never put in for it - so only had the 115V bedroom units - and since i called to complain - he just installed it and said thats what they give out now - anyway - hes an Ass lately -

i either go to management - let them know the issue and see if they can remedy it - may take a year to go thru the channels as they say -

i can ask if i can change the socket myself on my expense - if not too much - or ask them to change the socket - or change the AC to the correct size and plug type -

Or just have a drink - dont stress it - and leave AC off when i charge till one pack is done - usually the ADD ON is done in a few hours -

or charge one pack at a time with the AC on if needed - i will end up doing all of the above i am sure

thanks for all the suggestions - really didnt think it was going to be so involved - i though i would just get a cable and be done with it :lol:
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby steves1977uk » 24 Aug 2019, 16:21

It would be simplier if the US used 240v like most of the world does! :fencing czy :lol:

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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby Gnomatic » 24 Aug 2019, 16:27

Shirley's PSU can handle an input voltage range of 100v-240V. And with a cheap NEMA 6-15 to C13 power cord like the one below, it can output the full 50A it's capable of.

https://smile.amazon.com/NEMA-6-15P-C13 ... ics&sr=1-4
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Re: 220v to 115V Converter Adaptor ?

Postby expresso » 24 Aug 2019, 16:36

Dosnf matter what it can do or not the socket is out of reach out of range to use I am sure my other psu can do it also will check just to know that one socket is good just for the ac near it. That's it
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