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Old 12-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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So a freind of mine has a hot tub that came from his home in USA.
He recently had it shipped to his new home in England.
It is your typical 240 VAC 60hz single phase which utilizes one leg for the 110 VAC low voltage transformer. The tub has recirc pump, air pump, emmersion heater and low voltage lighting. the two pumps and emmersion heater are 240 VAC.
So I was wondering how big of a deal it is to wire this unit in a residential home in England?

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Old 12-07-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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IMO it is not nearly worth the hassle.

He really went through having it shipped before checking this out first??? If so then I'd have someone there look at it to see if it's worth the cost/trouble.
I can only imagine how much it cost to have it shipped, so he's already got a bunch of $$ invested.

For the life of me I don't know why people go through all this to use something designed for another continent and electrical system.
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I hear what youíre saying. I know Iíll get prosecuted on this forum for this but to be honest Abe, I was the one that told him that he should be able to find someone to wire it up for him. I admit that Iím not savvy on UK wiring but I thought there should be something available to make the conversion. I believe the pumps are voltage rated and 50/60 Hz. I would think the only problem would be the low voltage control transformer. Iím sure Iím not seeing the big picture.
It was shipped via a shipping container and he had the extra room for it. So there was really no loss on shipping other than now he may have an expensive bird bath.
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Well it's more than power translations Linkster, it's applying foreign goods to British Standards (BS) ,i.e.- their equivalent of our NEC680.....

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The UK is 240 L-N and 240 L-G. This alone makes 120 volt impossible without a transformer. The 50Hz is another issue all together. Not worth it, tell them to buy a local tub.

Also, on a side note, why a person would move to a country with no constitution like the US is beyond me.
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IMO it is not nearly worth the hassle.

He really went through having it shipped before checking this out first??? If so then I'd have someone there look at it to see if it's worth the cost/trouble.
I can only imagine how much it cost to have it shipped, so he's already got a bunch of $$ invested.

For the life of me I don't know why people go through all this to use something designed for another continent and electrical system.
It happens all the time.
Although there are ways around the problem that arenít too expensive.
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Technicallyit is do-able
But what about code or insurance issue's ?
You will need to use a 240 to 120v transformer
For the control circuits.
Is it worth the friggin around ?
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