Thread Number: 35235  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
How would you suggest using a UK vacuum in the USA?
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Post# 379339   10/6/2017 at 13:15 by funnynet1231 (Maine)        

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Hello. Recently I've gotten into the older hoover turbopower and purepower machines and would eventually like to add them to my collection. However, it's a UK vacuum and the plug's different. Is it as simple as buying a contverter plug or do I need to get a constuction zone converter box thingy?



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Post# 379343 , Reply# 1   10/6/2017 at 15:05 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Short of having an electrician install a dedicated 220v receptacle, You're going to need a transformer / converter to plug in between the cleaner and your wall socket to step up the voltage to 220. These things can be found without too much trouble. Check Amazon or eBay.

Post# 379376 , Reply# 2   10/7/2017 at 10:28 by sptyks (Woburn, MA)        

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Cameron,

 

This is what you will need to run your UK vacuums in Maine:

 

www.amazon.com/Bright-VC2...

 

 


Post# 379459 , Reply# 3   10/9/2017 at 07:23 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Its not a big deal to have

A 240 outlet installed, Tom Gasko had one in his house for his Dyson.




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