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Offline George K

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Plugged Extractor into 220v
« on: July 13, 2021, 10:53 AM »
I have a festool ct36 E ac extractor and planex drywall sander that I received for free from my cousin. The planex works great however the CT was plugged into a 220v disguised as a normal 110v (which is why he gave it to me for free)  When I plug it in, the AC filter cleaner thing still works and makes that "pop pop" cleaning sound so I think it may be savable. Does anyone know where I could get it serviced/fixed? It may be a longshot, but it would be awesome to get it up and running again. Its not under warranty so I cant send it in. I also have no idea how to do it myself. I have 0 fix electronic tools skills/knowledge. Also I wouldn't know where to buy replacement parts either.

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Plugged Extractor into 220v
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2021, 11:05 AM »
I have a festool ct36 E ac extractor and planex drywall sander that I received for free from my cousin. The planex works great however the CT was plugged into a 220v disguised as a normal 110v (which is why he gave it to me for free)  When I plug it in, the AC filter cleaner thing still works and makes that "pop pop" cleaning sound so I think it may be savable. Does anyone know where I could get it serviced/fixed? It may be a longshot, but it would be awesome to get it up and running again. Its not under warranty so I cant send it in. I also have no idea how to do it myself. I have 0 fix electronic tools skills/knowledge. Also I wouldn't know where to buy replacement parts either.

Just because it's not under warranty doesn't mean you can't send it in.  As far as I know, Festool USA still services out-of-warranty items, they just charge you for the parts and labor and shipping.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Plugged Extractor into 220v
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2021, 11:55 AM »
the CT was plugged into a 220v disguised as a normal 110v

I'm not following that line, can you better clarify what you mean.   Is the CT a 110V unit plugged into 220V, or a 220V unit plugged into 110V?   What was "disguised". did someoneone not have the proper plug in the wall or on the machine?

Are you in the US, or the UK?

Offline squall_line

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Re: Plugged Extractor into 220v
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2021, 12:07 PM »
the CT was plugged into a 220v disguised as a normal 110v

I'm not following that line, can you better clarify what you mean.   Is the CT a 110V unit plugged into 220V, or a 220V unit plugged into 110V?   What was "disguised". did someoneone not have the proper plug in the wall or on the machine?

Are you in the US, or the UK?

I probably should have asked that as well.

My assumption was that it was a 220V wiring with a 110V receptacle and the CT 36 is a 110V unit that was plugged into that 220V outlet.

The reverse, plugging a 220V CT into a 110V outlet shouldn't fry anything or cause any lasting damage, but IANAE.

Offline George K

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Re: Plugged Extractor into 220v
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2021, 01:32 PM »
the CT was plugged into a 220v disguised as a normal 110v

I'm not following that line, can you better clarify what you mean.   Is the CT a 110V unit plugged into 220V, or a 220V unit plugged into 110V?   What was "disguised". did someoneone not have the proper plug in the wall or on the machine?

Are you in the US, or the UK?

My apologies. He had just purchased a new house with a detached shop. There was a junction box without an outlet attached. just a hot and neutral and ground that were twisted off with a wire nut. He put a normal 120/110 or standard household outlet on it and assumed it was normal (it wasnt) it was actually a 220/240 and he wasnt really using it until one day he did. I hope that made sense, I'm not sure I worded it correctly.

Offline Yardbird

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Re: Plugged Extractor into 220v
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 02:16 PM »
In my first house after college, I lit myself up making the wrong assumption about the wiring.  I was  in the basement on a stepladder leaning against a piece of conduit pipe near the ceiling that I had just cut into.  I cut the white so I could pigtail off of it to add another outlet, and everything lit up.  (I was working at night so working on hot wires thinking if I only worked with one at a time, there would be no problem).  There was a problem.  This was 220, both wires were hot, and the conduit was the neutral or ground.  I thought I was in 110 with white being neutral.  Now, I hit the circuit breaker, then hit the bare ends of the wires together just to make sure.