Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Nov 21 14:29:27 CST 2014

On 11/21/2014 11:46 AM, Todd Killingsworth wrote:

> I'm looking into getting a bigger Sun box (bigger than my E3000) and after
> reading the specs...  If I'm really going to do this, I'll need to get some
> 220v outlets wired up. (I'm in the US.) Any advice to pass along for this?
> I'd much rather listen to other people's surprises than have to rediscover
> them on my own.

Single-phase distribution is the US is officially 240V.  220V is 
European (and other places).

If you're talking single-phase, it's not a big deal.  Lots of people 
with metal- or woodworking power tools have installed 240V shop wiring. 
  I even have a 50A 240V outlet wired in my own woodshop, just in case I 
want to glom onto a big welder.

For 15-20A service, it's not really much different running wiring for 
normal 120V service.

Where you get into the exotica is 3-phase service.  There, you need a 
cooperating utility and a deep pocketbook.  Be prepared to be turned 
down flat by your utility with the excuse that "We don't distribute 3 
phase in your area".

There are always phase converters in that case; not cheap either.


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