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Small Greenhouse Heater is 230v, I need to convert to 110v....possible?

Small Greenhouse Heater is 230v, I need to convert to 110v....possible?


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Old 11-16-14, 02:24 PM
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Small Greenhouse Heater is 230v, I need to convert to 110v....possible?

Greetings all...I have a very small 230v greenhouse heater I got in Germany, but now live in the US of A. Here are the specs...it's a BioGreen Montana 2000. Option of 1kw or 2kw settings. Yes, it has a fan with an on/off switch, but I don't want to use it....I just want it to radiate heat. It's a 230V, 50/60 HZ, 1000 or 2000 watt, 9.5 A (max) power outage, control range is 5-85 Celcius and it's protection class is II. Is it possible to convert for 110/120 usage? THANKS!!
 
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The voltage you have in your house is much more likely to be about 120 rather than 110. That notwithstanding, you could use a 2kVA transformer to "kick up" the 120 to 240. Trouble is, the transformer would likely cost as much, or more, as a new heater or the cost of running 240 to the greenhouse.
 
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Old 11-16-14, 03:21 PM
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The other question is do you even have the necessary power to the greenhouse for a US 120 volt heater? Is the 120 circuit to the greenhouse a dedicated circuit with nothing on it other then the green house?
 
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There is a possibility you could rewire the heater for 120vac as it has two heating elements but that would require the services of possibly an electrician.
 
 

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