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Londinium L1R use in Japan

  • Bernhard Roesch
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2 months 1 week ago #16797 by Bernhard Roesch
Londinium L1R use in Japan was created by Bernhard Roesch
Hi everyone,

Reiss told me there are a few L1 users in Japan (100V or 200V power supply with 50 Hz for Eastern Japan, 60 Hz for Western Japan) and suggested I post my related questions here. The machines are good for 50 Hz or 60 Hz but the difference in voltage results in a significant drop in wattage of the heating element when using the 120V or 240V Version at 100V or 200V respectively. I was wondering what your experiences are:

a. Which version do you use in Japan (120V or 240V)?
b.. Do you use a transformer and if not what is you experience with heat up/ recovery time?
c. The wiring is good for 13A and the stock version heating elements draw both around 12A. If you use the 120V version, did you change the heating element and if so to which one?

Any other advice you would like to share (parts sources etc.) is of course appreciated.

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1 week 21 hours ago #17052 by Anson Gutierrez
Replied by Anson Gutierrez on topic Londinium L1R use in Japan
I'm curious to see what happens here. I'm also a bit confused. I'm shopping for a good machine here in Japan also. When I asked Reiss if I could safely use the R24 in Japan, he told me that I'd be better off buying a machine made specifically for 100V in Japan.

Is the L1R different than the R24?

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1 week 18 hours ago #17054 by Reiss Gunson
Replied by Reiss Gunson on topic Londinium L1R use in Japan
hi anson

we sell a version of the LR24 with a 120V/1400W element in it

if you run this machine on a 100V supply the 1400W element will only put out 100/120, or 5/6th of 1400W, which i dont recommend but it will 'work'

kind regards

reiss.

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1 week 8 hours ago #17056 by Gregory Green
Replied by Gregory Green on topic Londinium L1R use in Japan
The power drawn is actually a square function of voltage
A simplistic calculation

Power = Volts x Amps

Amps = Volts / Resistance

Therefore

Power = (Volts x Volts) / Resistance

Hence an element that is rated at 1400 W at 120 volts will only draw about 972 W at 100 volts.

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