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Is it possible to change normal power tool plug connector in to a 110v connection? is it just three wires inside the connector? and can you buy these connectors separate....
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Kris Dawson wrote:

Your power tool will have a plate on it showing the range of voltages that it will work with. If it is rated to work from 110-240v, but has a 240v plug fitted, yes, it is possible to remove the plug and fit a 110v plug.
If, on the plate, is the "double insulated symbol", two concentric squares, then the cable will only have two wires. There will be no earth/ground wire. Otherwise the cable will have three wires.
Yes it is possible to buy plugs intended for 110v sockets. There is quite a range of 110v sockets, so, if you want suggestions on where to get one, you need to give more details.
Alternatively, you can get "travel adapters", intended to allow equipment fitted with 240v standard plugs to be plugged into 110v sockets, typically overseas. If your power tool information plate does not have the double insulated symbol, you need to be very careful that the "travel adapter" is suitable for earthed equipment. Most are not...
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Kris Dawson wrote:

Is the power tool 110v ?
Yes you can buy those connectors http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/cat.jsp?cId 31853&ts6289
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Why? it is possible but not recommended. use 240v connectors or confusion and danger will arise at some time.
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good response mr cheerful :-)
thanks m8, you're very much correct

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