I want to convert my Rigid TS3650 table saw to 220V. Looking at the
manual wiring diagram, it's easy to see which wire goes where on the
However, I am unclear as to what type of switch to use? I do not
believe the factory supplied switch can switch 220 V. I have not
opened the swtich to be sure but it does not look possible.
Normally they tell you in the instructions if the switch is suitable for
240v (ie. if it is single or double pole) or not. I know Delta and Penn
Code allows using a single pole switch on 240v circuits as long as the
machine can be unplugged easily for safety. However, I am not sure it is a
great idea using a single pole switch on 240v, even if it is legal; I like
having no voltage present when the switch is off..
I am assuming it is not a magnetic switch; they really are 120v or 240v, and
probably cannot be changed without replacing the relay.
Clear as it gets.
I have not opened the switch box. I am assuming the switch to be
magnetic. I once saw a source for really nice switch assemblies. I
am looking for this on the web.
I have also contacted Rigid tools for suggestions as well.
On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:30:51 -0700, Keith Bozek wrote:
I've converted my compressor and RAS from 120V to 240V by following the
instructions in the owners manuals. Neither required changing/modifying
the switch. The compressor needed jumper changes in the motor, The RAS
simply had a slider switch. Both required cutting the 120V plug off the
cord and adding the 240V plug of your choice.
I'd check the manual first. If it gives conversion instructions and
doesn't mention the switch, then the switch shouldn't be involved.
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples
then you and I will still each have one apple.
On 30 Jun 2004 21:30:51 -0700, email@example.com (Keith Bozek) wrote:
The manual said nothing about changing the switch. I rewired my Ridgid
to 240v and it works just dandy. It's not even necessary to change the
plug-end, but I would encourage you to do so. You don't want anyone
accidentally plugging a 120v tool into a 240v outlet.
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