Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
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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