Commercial grill: 220v vs 208v

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Old 02-26-17, 11:29 AM
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Commercial grill: 220v vs 208v

I purchased a grill for my restaurant and the label shows that is 220 made in Brazil. The electrician said that needed to be identified as to be used as a a 208, otherwise can't be used. Is this correct or should I need to purchase a converter??
 
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Old 02-26-17, 11:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Most heating devices, like grills, will fork fine on slightly different voltages.

208v is the voltage you get with a three phase service.
If there are no "electronics"..... the grill will work on 208v but it will not get as hot....or as quickly.

For further help we'd need a link to the grill.
 
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Old 02-26-17, 11:45 AM
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Most equipment will run fine on 208/240v which would fall under the +/- 10% rule of thumb. (voltage within +/-10% is considered normal) However, there is some equipment that is very voltage specific. If it is, the manufacture will list that in the owners manual.
 
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Old 02-26-17, 12:12 PM
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the label shows that is 220 made in Brazil
Frequency probably isn't important but if made in Brazil for use in Brazil is it 50hz or 60hz?
 
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Brazil is 60hz. ...........................................................
 
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Do they use 2 hots or one at 240 to neutral?
 
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