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Offline nicolasjramsay

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DC26: Conversion from 110v to 220/240v?
« on: May 04, 2013, 10:14:56 AM »
Could anyone advise me on converting my brand new Dyson DC26 from 110v to 220/240v?

I picked up my DC26 online but forgot to check the specs before hand. Its going to cost a lot in shipping to return so I wanted to check the cost of a conversion before i did anything.

I know that I can just get a step down converter (pref that outputs at 110v and 60Hz) but i want to avoid lugging one around the apartment so i'm looking to explore a straight conversion process first.

Is it as easy as buying a 220v motor spare part for the DC26 and swapping it into my machine? I'm in Singapore so most any solution will need to be DIY + online parts etc

Thanks in advance!
Nick

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Re: DC26: Conversion from 110v to 220/240v?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 05:27:55 PM »
As long as the machine doesn't have a motorised head on there, it should be a case of changing the motor, but it may need a rubber and/or housing too. We've never done that particular conversion so I am not sure.

220-240v ones have a Panasonic SDS1304GZDC in there.

They are supplied new as a chassis and motor complete though. That would be a better route, as it removes the doubt about the housing.

It isn't a stock part. I can dig into the availability of those if you want?

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Re: DC26: Conversion from 110v to 220/240v?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 05:37:13 PM »
Just had a look, the motor and chassis are special order, which usually means about three weeks, and it costs 85, plus whatever sending it out to Singapore would cost.  :underchair:

Edit: Updated topic on this >>here<<

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Re: DC26: Conversion from 110v to 220/240v?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 06:35:40 PM »
MVacs, thanks for your speedy response and quote.

Do you have a picture of the Panasonic chassis and motor that i could compare mine to?

I'm actually having a little trouble getting at my motor. When I pop open the side of my machine I can see a housing held by two rubber pads and a white plastic clasp - i'm not sure whether to push the plastic pad in or pull it oout to get access to the motor, or indeed if i'm supposed to come in from a completely different direction? Please see attached pics.

Thanks,
Nick

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