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Offline Housemaid

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DC14 Animal using UK model in USA
« on: January 04, 2020, 08:05:36 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, 08:31:42 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, 03:24:30 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

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