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# 154144 19-Oct-2014 12:09
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I bought by my own error a 120w Vaporizer  Vicks model 150SGN
There is no voltage change switch

Is this an expensive paperweight?

Any options to use here?

i presume it would need some sort of inverter ?





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  # 1157822 19-Oct-2014 12:21
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inverter would be the simplest thing or buying another one with the correct voltage

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  # 1157833 19-Oct-2014 12:54
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I assume you mean 120 volts. For a device like this, the most practical option is to sell it, take your loss, and buy another. There are ways other than inverters of hacking the voltage but they probably wouldn't work well with this. It is designed for 60 hertz and that might (or might not) cause a problem since power here is 50 hertz. It also probably uses a fair amount of current, making difficult things like transformers or even voltage dividers. I think you are better off just starting over.




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  # 1157835 19-Oct-2014 12:56
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Does the main plug directly into it, or is there a transformer box that feeds it 12V DC or similar?

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  # 1157880 19-Oct-2014 14:14
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how much was it?

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  # 1157912 19-Oct-2014 15:46

Im guessing that it has a heating element, But does it also have a fan? As heating elements don't care about 50Hz Vs 60Hz But for some types of electric motors this is a big problem.







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  # 1157987 19-Oct-2014 18:14
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I think it was only about 20-40 usd the plug go straight into the unit unfortunately 

If anyone thinks they can do something with it they can have it for the cost of the freight (i guess about $5-10 depends where you are) Its brand new in a original box




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  # 1158149 19-Oct-2014 22:49
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What is the rated wattage of the device?

Edit: or amps.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1158531 20-Oct-2014 15:03
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gzt: What is the rated wattage of the device?

Edit: or amps.


all i can find on the box is 120v 60hz




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  # 1158555 20-Oct-2014 15:15
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There is a consumer site which lists it at 696 watts. Way too much for a small adaptor unfortunately.

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