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Offline Housemaid

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DC14 Animal using UK model in USA
« on: January 04, 2020, 10:05:36 PM »
I have a UK model DC14 Animal.  I now live in the USA and have 110 v, not 220/240v.  What do I need to do so it works in the USA?  The plug is the easy part.   It is the power that is the problem.   Thank you for your advice.

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Re: DC14 Animal using UK model in USA
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 10:31:42 PM »
I believe you will need to replace the motor with a 110v version motor.
I assume the usa also had DC14 vacs so there should be motors available on your side of the pond ?
There is a way i think to have an external step up transformer but it really isnt practical ?
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Re: DC14 Animal using UK model in USA
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 05:24:30 PM »
Yes as Ryevac mentioned you can get motors in the USA, try finding a local vacuum shop, they will most likely be willing to replace the motor for you. But they aren't that hard to do, a Dc07 motor will fit as well.

The DC14s in the USA have quieter motors and because carpets are thicker in the USA they have also got a different brush design along with the bottom plate and purple housing, I recommend upgrading those parts too for it to work optimally because the UK DC14s have softer bristles as they are designed for the thinner European carpets
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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