Using a 230V 1200W Microwave on 110V

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tractable, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. tractable

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    Dec 30, 2009
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    I have shifted to a new country and electric sockets in my new room are all 110V. I have a microwave designed for 230V 1200 W input. Can I simply plug it in 110V socket and it will run?
    Or I must use some step up transformer?
    Thanks,
     
  2. JDT

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    Feb 12, 2009
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    Do not plug it in!

    You could use an external transformer. Needs to be 1200W rated. Probably cheaper (and safer) to buy a new microwave!
     
  3. tractable

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    Dec 30, 2009
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    Thanks, as I noted from amazon such a transformer is costly in comparison to microwave price. So this micro is useless at its new place.
     
  4. crutschow

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    You might check the internal microwave transformer to see if it has a 110V tap.
     
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