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Frankford Arsenal Case Tumbler

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ares338, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. ares338

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    In my infinate wisdom when I purchased the Quick-N-Easy case tumbler from Midway I neglected to notice it was the European Model with the round 2 prong plug. Anyone good with electricity know if.....there is a quick fix to where I can get this tumbler to work on US household current such as a plug change? Or do I just need to return it or am I just screwed?...LOL. Any help would be appreciated! :eek:
     
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    Look at the label and see if it will run on US power (115vac 60hz). If not I would return it. If it will run on that power you just need a plug adapter which is pretty cheap, if not you will need a step up transformer which is not that cheap nor worth the hassle. I keep a kit full of adapters being a Soldier I take trips every once in a while. I have had some things I would have brought home but not really worth the headaches of running the transformer.
     
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    Mike27.....it runs on 230V 50 hertz. I was hoping that converted to our 220 v system of which I have one in my loading room. Thanks for the reply!
     
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    It might for a little while but if I am not mistaken the euro power is like the mid east and it is single phase 230 and our 220 is 2 phase. Another words if I am getting this right is 230 volts on 1 wire, and our 220 is running 110 on 2 wires combined for the 220. We have played with it a few times Iraq to make air conditioners run. They work for a while.
     
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    You'd have to make a special plug, but I think it will work on the two hot legs of your 220 receptacle.
     
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    NO NO NO , return it to Midway they will exchange it. In the US 220v 60 hertz single phase is supplied to homes by using both sides of the 110v system. If you run a device designed for 50 Hertz in the US, for an extended period of time it will commonly overheat and fail, or worse. Trust me, return it or you will be sorry.
     
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    Also, it will only run at 5/6th of the normal speed.
     
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    That is not correct. It should run fine reguardless. As long as the motor gets it's, anything from 208v to 240 volts across the two conductors, it will run fine.

    The difference in the 50 hz European voltage cycle and our 60 hz cycles we use, will only result in the motor running a little different speed.

    BUT, I would return it for a 110volt model so you can plug it into any wall outlet you have in any room.

    The expense of running a 220 volt circuit for something that may draw 2 amps is totally rediculous and a you will be loosing the versitility of only being able to plug it into one location.

    Send it back and get the right one.
     
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    No, it will run at a faster rate. The motor is wound for 50 hz. and he will be putting 60hz into it.

    It will run 1/6th faster than the nomenclature on the motor claims as syncronous speed.
     
  11. pabner

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    Sorry, I should have read post more closely. A 60Htz at the European voltage would run slower.
     
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