regarding use of electronic trimmers in america

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by callyaser, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. callyaser

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    can i use a trimmer whose adapter is rated as
    input:100-240V...in america where the input is 110v...but when i asked the seller in the shop he said like the coil has been made to work on 220v i,e made only for use in india??so pls help me out wid this???
     
  2. Papabravo

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    It would help if we knew what a trimmer was. AFAIK they are small capacitors for adjusting tuned circuits.
     
  3. Wendy

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    Agreed. There are pots and coils that adjust and tune a circuit, and as Papab has mention, caps.

    This strike me as a language issue, electronics in English is not precision, but most of the words have a specific meaning.
     
  4. #12

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    This could even be a lawn "trimmer whose adapter is rated as".

    Really need more information.
     
  5. Bernard

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    Probably a battery operated lawn trimmer or lawn mower, 12V DC or 24V DC. The adapter is prob a battery charger. If this is true, 110 V AC to 240 V AC in US should work fine,; if it is something else-- back to square one.
     
  6. cork_ie

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    I would say more likely a hair trimmers, they vibrate from the core of a transformer.Nasty cheap little things, the better ones have a motor driven eccentric drive. Some of them are dual voltage with a Diac/triac combo . I would say yes it will work but not sure what effect the 60HZ will have. 50HZ is the standard in Europe & India
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country
     
  7. MrChips

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    I was thinking nose hair trimmer but I wouldn't want 240V up my nose.
     
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  8. TheLaw

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    No it's definitely a grass trimmer. Doesn't matter.

    Read the specification on the charger/power supply.

    Most likely it's a wide input SMPS with some battery charging circuitry at the end.

    If it's not a battery trimmer...(if it's corded), then there might be a problem. If it's using a DC motor, then you are probably fine because there must be some circuitry on board. If its an AC motor, then...well...theres options but I'm not sure what exactly.
     
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