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Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« on: June 11, 2017, 02:34:58 AM »
I bought a DC17 Animal off _Russ_ off the forum ;D (Many thanks to him!)

So I need a step down transformer, anyone got any recommendations? I trust the industrial yellow ones but those are expensive?

I need one capable of being used for vacuuming with an American vacuum every day, or maybe even a few times a day... hence why I need a good one

Cheers ;D
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 10:36:01 PM »
I trust the industrial yellow ones but those are expensive?

That is the type you want. Anything else will just blow up.



45 at Tool Net here.

Then you want a US socket and a bit of wire and a 110v plug.

And where is the photo of the DC17 and how much was it?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 10:43:26 PM »
Thank you SO much ;D :thumbsup: Really appreciate it greatly :icon_nod:

and I bought the DC17 Animal for 40 including postage (30 for the Dyson)

He made a thread in 2015 here: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1805.0.html

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 11:39:51 AM »
Very cheap that was.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Indeed :)
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 05:45:49 PM »
Congrats!  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 05:51:37 PM »
 ;D Cheers man
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 06:15:13 PM »
One day we'll have a party and let the vacuums play.
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Re: Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 02:13:12 AM »
Can't seem to find a US socket for this type of transformer :/
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 02:39:00 AM »
Make one.  I'm sure beko made a guide.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 02:46:50 AM »
Ehh... :/
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Re: Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 05:18:47 AM »
glad you got one!

sorry i never got around to posting mine, been in the process of a new job and house so,

but if you need a hand or some parts

let me know

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Re: Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 11:04:01 AM »
Can't seem to find a US socket for this type of transformer :/

You won't. Buy a 110v transformer plug and a US socket and make one with a bit of old 3 core.

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Re: Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2017, 01:54:15 PM »
Youngsters today, want everything ready to use off the shelf  ::)

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Re: Need a Good & Reliable Step Down Transformer
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2017, 02:00:26 PM »
Youngsters today, want everything ready to use off the shelf  ::)

:D  Oh wait... True :))
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