How can I make a transformer so my american kitchen appliance can work in the UK

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  1. JohnVladEasternTiger

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    Feb 27, 2010
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    Hi everyone, I was given a gift its a kitchen smoothie blender, very expensive the problem is its a 2 pin American/Canada plug and will not work in the UK 230 v output

    I was told you need a transformer and if you just put an adapter at the end of the plug you will blow it up

    The blender sticker says 120V, Max, 250W, 60Hz


    So how can I get this thing power up, the transformers in the uk electronic shop maplin go about 70 dollars that is £50, as much as the Item itself, surley they is another way anyone?

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnVladEasternTiger

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  3. BillB3857

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    In my opinion, buy the box. Much safer than trying to cobble something together and probably not much more expensive, if not cheaper, considering purchase of an appropriate transformer, enclosure, cable and connectors..
     
  4. JohnVladEasternTiger

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    Correct:)

    Also safety is a issue, this is not breadboard stuff
     
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