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Offline DWORD32

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SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« on: April 11, 2020, 10:58 AM »
First time poster here!

I wanted to share the latest project I just completed.  I converted a European SYS-PH to handle US 120V/20A circuits.

My inspiration was from this post:https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-and-tanos-systainers/120v-sys-power-box/

NOTE:  This is an expensive and unnecessary project, so if you're response is "I use a $10 extension cord!", then this post is NOT for you!  [big grin]


In order to make the conversion, I had to gut pretty much the entire interior:

Power Cord (12AWG)
20A Receptacles
High Temperature Limit Switch (20A)
Wiring (12AWG)
Internal Quick Disconnect connectors


PHOTO ALBUM
(For some reason, I was unable to make this post if any images were included, so I had to host them here temporarily).
https://imgur.com/a/ahdMX2P


Parts Used:

Systainer
Qty: 1
Festool SYS-PH
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G3JH5WW/

20A Receptacles
Qty: 5
International Config 70050-BLK
http://internationalconfig.com/icc6.asp?item=70050-BLK

Power Cord
Qty: 1
Conntek NEMA 5-20 125V 20-Amp T-Blade SJOOW 12/3 25ft
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KC10746/?th=1&psc=1

High Temperature Limit Switch (Manual Reset) (70C)
Qty: 1
Sensata Technologies 1NT08L-8439
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=1862-1136-ND

Female Quick Disconnect (Flag)
Qty: 1
NSi Nylon Insulated Flag Terminal, 12-10 Wire Size, 0.250"
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HQ68L4/

Female Quick Disconnect (Straight)
Qty:  20
TE Connectivity CONN QC RCPT 10-12AWG 0.250
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=4-520448-2

Wire
Qty: 1 spool each color (you really only need 2 feet of each color for the conversion)
12 AWG Stranded THHN
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-25-ft-12-Black-Stranded-CU-THHN-Wire-22964185/301136669
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-25-ft-12-Green-Stranded-CU-THHN-Wire-22968285/301197461
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-25-ft-12-White-Stranded-CU-THHN-Wire-22965885/301197197

Plug Adapter (To plug it into a 15A outlet)
Qty:  1
AC WORKS 15 Amp Household Plug to 20 Amp T-Blade Female Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EUTHC0/


FINAL NOTE: I will NOT be showing the modified interior of mine to help make the modification.  If you do not know what you are swapping out, and why, you should NOT attempt this project.  I am happy to share photos of the original unmodified interior if anyone asks.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 11:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

Looks nice.  Also looks you like Systainers in general.

Seth

Offline rmhinden

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Re: SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 01:27 PM »
First time poster here!

I wanted to share the latest project I just completed.  I converted a European SYS-PH to handle US 120V/20A circuits.

That's pretty cool, nice work!

I am in the middle of a somewhat similar project.   The auto function on my CT22 stopped working (the auto-off actually), so I am making a box that holds an iVAC Pro Switch (that I got from @mattbyington, thanks Matt), iVAC Pro Tool Plus, and outlets.   I am making a box to hold it out of birch plywood that mounts to the top of the CT22.   It is wired for 20amp 125 volts and appropriate outlets.

It would have been nicer in a systainer.   Might do that at some point depending how well it comes out.   

I will post pictures when I am done.

Bob


Offline mattbyington

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Re: SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 01:40 PM »
@rmhinden glad you got it to work!!

Matt

Offline rmhinden

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Re: SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 02:04 PM »
Here are some pictures.   I might redo it in a systainer at some point, but this is fine for now.

Bob


Offline phase3

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Re: SYS-PH Conversion to 120V/20A Complete!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 11:34 PM »
FINAL NOTE: I will NOT be showing the modified interior of mine to help make the modification.  If you do not know what you are swapping out, and why, you should NOT attempt this project.  I am happy to share photos of the original unmodified interior if anyone asks.

That's a very neat result! I've wondered about other conversions, since the swap to U.S. power essentially doubles the amperage throughput above the original design, requiring bigger wires. Your parts list reveals you've compensated for that. I certainly understand your final note/warning not to attempt it without a reasonably safe level of knowledge.