how can you use 220v small kitchen appliance bought in india in US 110v outlet?do you need additional plug since pins in plug are different?

how can you use 220v small kitchen appliance bought in india in US 110v outlet?do you need additional plug since pins in plug are different?

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  • khalil
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    as far as i know, usa uses split phases power

    so it is possible to get 220v at home ...

    consult with an electrician

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The most workable thing to do 

    is buy appliances made to work where they will be used.  

         

    Transformers are large, heavy, and costly for what they do. 

         

    Motors made for 50 Hz will run 20% faster on 60 Hz, 

    which may present a safety hazard in some cases. 

         

    Again, Buy Something That Was Designed To Be Used In North America. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Depending on the appliance, it may be designed to work over a wide voltage range such as 100V - 240V.  Or it may have a switch to allow the user to select 120 or 240.  If either of the above is true, then simply changing the plug or using an adapter (and setting the switch if it exists) would be all you need.

    If the above is not valid for the particular item, then you would need a transformer capable of increasing the voltage from 120 to 240, and large enough to handle the current required by the appliance.  In this case, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new appliance designed for 120 VAC.

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    you'll need a converter to match to voltage AND the pin differences .............

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