Step-up power for dryer??

Old 01-25-03, 10:27 AM
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Step-up power for dryer??

I have a basement with no 220 outlet. I want to have a dryer there. Are there problems with using the transformers I see adv. to step up 110 to 220 ? Thanks
Old 01-25-03, 11:04 AM
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This is not a practical idea. Even though you could transform 110 to 220, you could not generate sufficient power to run the dryer. Even a 20-amp 110-volt circuit generates at most 2200 watts running full out. This wattage does not get bigger when the voltage is transformed up. A dryer needs more than 2200 watts. Besides, the transformer would cost you more than the cost of adding a new 220-volt circuit.

Where is the panel? If the panel is also in the basement, adding a 220-volt circuit for your dryer is pretty easy.
Old 01-25-03, 12:04 PM
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Thanks John,,

I figured there was a catch! I will check into adding a circuit. Have a great day...

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