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    Electrical box calls for 208

    v. 240 supply ok?

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    nope...there are differences in wiring for 115v, 208v, and 220v.

    you would have to go with a 220v box wiring.....but if you have 240v coming in, in unsure if that may also cause problems with 220v wiring
    Nick

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      Nick...there is no 220 volt wiring...it is called 230 volt.

      Just so all are aware, the pinsetter is rated for different voltages but those voltages are not absolutes. Brunswick puts the numbers on the electrical box as a minimum that the box requires...so if it is a bit over, it will be fine.

      If your building is wired to have 230 volts, most likely you will see 240 volts at the input of the pinsetter. This is how it is designed. If you do not have the needed 230 volts in a building that is set up for 230+...then there are issues and an electrician is needed to find out why.

      What determines the voltage the building is using? The type of transformer that feeds power to the building. This is what electrical engineers decide when laying out a building. There is a lot of parameters that go into their decision...and it is not anything you can change...nor would you want to due to the cost. If you have a 208 volt building, you should see anywhere around 210 to 215 to the machine inputs. This is when you should wire the machine for 208 per the wiring diagrams and schematics. It really isn't all that hard to do so...just a couple of wires that are changed. Just be sure the motors are designed for 208/230 volts so they will work on either voltage. If you have thermal overloads in the electrical boxes...you may need to change the heaters to a different value...although there is a dial on most thermal overloads and you can dial in a slightly different level without having to purchase new heaters...sometimes.

      Russell...if you are still confused, feel free to give me a call and I will walk you through checking your electrical box. Just because it says 208 on the box doesn't mean that someone didn't change the wiring on the inside already.
      TSM & TSM Training Development
      Main Event Entertainment
      480-620-6758 for help or information

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      • #4
        That helps alot guys. Thanks a bunch.

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