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#1

Hi to all of you out there.I need some to be filled in.I
have all my manufacturing machines run on 110 volts and as you all
know Ireland is 220 volts I need to get converters but I do not know
which and what,there something about the cycle 60 per minute and
Ireland has 50 cycles p/m.that’s one.Oxygen propane tanks do they use
the same one , the regulators??? tools supplies??all the information
will be really appreciated,and one more thing, an opportunity(job connection).


#2

All equipment on building sites in the UK (and possibly Ireland) has
to run on 110V so 220-110 transforers are readily available from
builders merchants, hire shops etc. I don’t know what the difference
in frequency will dp though (guess it will run slower?). Pass on the
gas question, I know what mine look like but not yours!

Andy Parker, Agate House Lapidary
Ulverston, Cumbria, England
@Andy_Parker
www.agatehouse.co.uk
Tel: 01229 584023


#3

Hi to all of you out there.I need some to be filled in.I
have all my manufacturing machines run on 110 volts and as you all
know Ireland is 220 volts I need to get converters but I do not know
which and what,there something about the cycle 60 per minute and
Ireland has 50 cycles p/m.that’s one.Oxygen propane tanks do they use
the same one , the regulators? tools supplies? all the information
will be really appreciated,and one more thing, an opportunity (job connection).


#4

Hi Sharon,

How you operate your machines really depends on how much use they’ll
get & how long you intend to stay in Ireland.

If the machines will be used extensively in an industrial type
setting it may be better to replace the motors with ones designed to
run on 220vac/50hz. If your stay will be permanent or a matter of
years, this may also be a good option.

If you stay will be short, converters may be the way to go, provided
you don’t want to run the whole shop at the same time. Converters
come in many sizes, some are only large enough to power small devices
& some can power motors up to several horsepower. Obviously, the
larger the converter, the higher the cost. You could get a converter
for each machine or larger ones to power all or several of your
machines at the same time.

What ever way you go, It’s best to get a converter that exceeds the
power requirement of the device(s) to be connected to it by about a
20%.

Dave


#5

Hello,

I’m running a couple of items on a 220 to 110 V transformer and I do
not have any problems with any of them.You need to be sure that the
transformer is havy enough in order to provide the amps for your
machinery. The regulators could cause a problem because of the
difference in american and european standards.I do not know if some
kind of adapters are available to get around this problem.Same thing
with your gas containers,although you could by all the different
types of gas over here but with a european standards.

Regards Pedro
Palonso@t-online.de


#6

To the best of my knowledge you will not find the gas cylinder valve
outlets to be the same as in the US. There is no reason to suspect
that they will be the same. If you own cylinders do not plan on taking
them . In the US we generally did not fill foreign cylinders
except for ship chandlers who supply foreign ships. In that case
each cylinder was tested to US standards before filling and the
cylinders only went from the dock to the filling location and back
to the dock. They were not legal for US use. At one time I had all
the foreign valve standards – still do but where? There have been
changes most likely since then due to The European common market so
even what I have may not be valid. You should be able to get
adapters or have them made up so you can use your regulators. You
could pick up the US fitting ends before you go and have the other
ends added into an adapter in Ireland. Your electrical items should
function but slower on 50 cycle .

Jesse


#7

Sharon Over here in the Emerald Isle we do indeed have 220V
electricity, which we purchase from the sole supplier, the Electricity
Supply Board, www.esb.ie .Industrial transformers can be bought from
good hardware suppliers and simple plug in voltage adapters can be
readily bought from travel shops so you wont even have to change your
plug, we use 3 pin plugs (.’.). As for the tanks, because they are the
way they are in Ireland gas, suppliers will only fill there own
bottles, so it would probably be better to leave your tanks behind and
rent one from a supplier over here, they only rent them it seems, who
you will go to will depend on where you are going to live in Ireland.
As for tools, Phillip J. Dix, 6 Aston Quay, Dublin 2, is the man to
talk to ,Tel 01-6717144. I have been dealing with them for 15 years
and find them very helpful, as he is in contact with most of the
jewellers in the country he might know where you might get a start. If
you are setting up on your own try contacting the Craft Council of
Ireland, www.craftscouncil-of-ireland.ie .

Hope this is of help, and welcome.

Neil KilBane,
Neil KilBane Jeweller,
Longford.
Ireland