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WilliamT 09-20-2010 10:19 PM

Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
I recently purchased a Great Planes Hinge Slot tool through Tower Hobbies.
However, I live in a country where the standard voltage is 230v not 110v, so will need to purchase a transformer before I can use the Slotter. These are available here in a range of VA values with a corresponding range of prices!

Can anybody please tell me the VA rating or the current draw of the Slotter, as Tower are unable to supply that info?

Thanks,
William[:o]

summerwind 09-20-2010 10:23 PM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
mine says

120VAC 50-60Hz

no mention of current draw

DMcQuinn 09-20-2010 10:30 PM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
Mine does not say how many Amps is draws on the label. It says "120 V 50 / 60 Hz". I would guess it uses less than one amp (100 watts), just by looking at it.

tacx 09-20-2010 11:02 PM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
If someone out there has this slotting tool and a Amp meter they can easily check the amp draw for you.

WilliamT 09-21-2010 12:08 AM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
Thanks for the comments, folks.
To summerwind and DMcQuinn - yes, that's the trouble with the label - it doesn't specify Watts as you would normally expect.
To tacx - I imagine there aren't too many of these around in NZ but I will try on a local forum., something I had not thought of. Thanks.
I can't plug it in to test for myself, because I expect that our 230v would cause overheating or other failure of the tool!

Thanks again,
William

airbusdrvr 09-21-2010 05:55 AM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
Do persevere, when you get it powered you will enjoy how easily the slots are cut.

drube 09-21-2010 06:52 AM

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power
 
I just picked up one of these yesterday. In the instruction manual under the specifications it gives info for a North American model (110/120 v 60 Hz AC) and aEuropean model (220/230 v 50 Hz AC). That's all the info it says but you could contact Great Planes at [email protected].

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