How can I find out the voltage of this drill?

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  1. Philip Walsh

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    I found a hammer drill in a skip and I want to repair it. But the problem is there was no chord & plug, so I have no clue as to the voltage of the drill, I live in the UK so it could very easily be 120V or 230V. Its a Bosch GBH 2-26. I found the manual online but there is no mention of voltage which leads me to believe the drill is sold with both voltages. Is there anyway I can find out? I dont want to take a chance and wire up a plug and risk burning out the motor. It dosn't say anywhere on the drill casing anything about voltage or amrerage. Thanks!
     
  2. BillB3857

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    First, make sure it isn't internally shorted to the case. Use an ohm meter or better, a megger. If that checks out OK, proceed. If you connect it to 120V and it is really a 230V, it won't hurt it. It will just run slower with lower power. Start with the lowest of the choices.
     
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  3. Philip Walsh

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Hypatia's Protege

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    Please be very, very certain it is not a battery operated product!

    Best regards
    HP
     
  5. Philip Walsh

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    Thanks....It is not a battery operated drill! Its just missing the chord...
     
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  6. blocco a spirale

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    Are you sure it's not a guitar?
     
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  8. Philip Walsh

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    TE="blocco a spirale, post: 841116, member: 24400"]Are you sure it's not a guitar?[/QUOTE]
    Shut up you idiot. It was a perfectly valid thread, no need for stupid answers.
     
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  9. blocco a spirale

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    "TE="blocco a spirale, post: 841116, member: 24400"]Are you sure it's not a guitar?[/QUOTE]
    Shut up you idiot. It was a perfectly valid thread, no need for stupid answers."


    Calm down you idiot, it is a joke which anyone, with a modicum of education and intelligence, will understand.... but you are clearly not in that category!

    I spent some time, on your behalf, researching the drill model when you first posted the question and I read the manual but could find no useful information to help identify the voltage of your drill.... but, I tried.

    You're welcome!

    And the word you're looking for is "Cord", but then, I would not expect an idiot to know that.
     
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  10. Dodgydave

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    yes they make dual voltage versions, the 110v ac is for building/construction sites and usually comes with a yellow plug.
     
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  11. Philip Walsh

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    Shut up you idiot. It was a perfectly valid thread, no need for stupid answers."


    Calm down you idiot, it is a joke which anyone, with a modicum of education and intelligence, will understand.... but you are clearly not in that category!

    I spent some time, on your behalf, researching the drill model when you first posted the question and I read the manual but could find no useful information to help identify the voltage of your drill.... but, I tried.

    You're welcome!

    And the word you're looking for is "Cord", but then, I would not expect an idiot to know that.[/QUOTE]
    Oh...thanks! :) turns out the stator was burned out. So ill probably toss it back in the skip. Thanks anyway!
     
  12. Hypatia's Protege

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    blocco aale said:
    "TE="blocco a spirale, post: 841116, member: 24400"]Are you sure it's not a guitar?
    Shut up you idiot. It was a perfectly valid thread, no need for stupid answers."


    Calm down you idiot, it is a joke which anyone, with a modicum of education and intelligence, will understand.... but you are clearly not in that category!

    I spent some time, on your behalf, researching the drill model when you first posted the question and I read the manual but could find no useful information to help identify the voltage of your drill.... but, I tried.

    You're welcome!

    And the word you're looking for is "Cord", but then, I would not expect an idiot to know that.[/QUOTE]
    Oh...thanks! :) turns out the stator was burned out. So ill probably toss it back in the skip. Thanks anyway!
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    HTML hash, anyone? :confused::confused::confused:
     
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  13. shortbus

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    It's probably burned, they both had the flame turned up way too high. :)
     
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