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No skin off my back. The fact that there is no nameplate on the machine was my first clue I was dealing with "Far East" craftsmanship. I intentionally show the mfg name in the pic with the cord & plug. I looked it up online and the wiring diagram is for 3 phase!?Ultrafault said:It looks like it needs 220 volt and is supplied with a 120 volt plug. Call the manufacturer and ask them why. I am assuming there is no listing for this machine. Are you ok with that?
I think the real problem was it was DESIGNED in China. :laughing:View attachment 33289
Found the problem. :whistling2::laughing:
Could always wire up a regular receptacle 240 and call it the magic smoke machine.Take your Kleins and twist the hot prong sideways. Problem solved.
Really? What about gigantic manufacturing plants worth multi millions? Not saying I use it to get away with stuff but there is no way in hell an inspector is coming into our plant to look at a new machine. They get called in when we add new services and that's it. If they see something while they're there we'll let them look a little but only to satisfy their curiosity. Everything done is to code but ain't nobody inspecting our stuffdaks said:In Canada we have to have those China Export machines inspected also before they are allowed to be put in service, and it's not uncommon for the inspector to require some "rework"/replacement of some of the undersize wiring in them or repaired/installed bonding jumpers etc. The Chinese standards for safety and reliability need some "tweaks". (boy was it hard not to go into a rant about their crap). Well the nameplate vs the power cord will give you an idea how well it was "engineered" for the North American market. They'll pull about 10-13% more amps then what they list on the nameplate when you run them at 208V. A Chinese VFD though... (shiver). LOL wait till they need replacement parts, they'll realize they did not save anything in the long term unless there is a North American dealer that is well stocked.
The Canadian Electrical Code says we don't hook up anything unless it's approved.Everything done is to code but ain't nobody inspecting our stuff
Haha guess not. I'll bring it up next time I'm in moline.daveEM said:The Canadian Electrical Code says we don't hook up anything unless it's approved. The NEC is different? If it's not then you aren't doing everything to code are you?