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    Default Hypertherm PowerMax 380

    Is there any advantage, as far as performance of the machine goes, to switching from 110v to 220v? I looked in the manual and to me it doesn't appear that there would be but thought I would check anyway

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    Default "High Voltage"

    Willy: Volts = electrical PRESSURE. Like trying to wash your car with 30# of water pressure vs. 60#

    You'll have higher duty cycles, and able to run higher amperages and overall better machine performance.

    You'll have to try it, so you can "feel" the difference.

    Dave
    "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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    Thanks Dave - I'll have to get some different plugs today and give it a try tonight....

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    I have the Powermax 380. I run mine exclusively on 220v but did run it on 110v a few times when I first got it. You need a 20 amp 110v circuit or it will blow the breaker if you try to turn it up. Output is limited on 110v but it does work fine on 1/8" and down. I dont think I tried cutting anything thicker than that when I was using it on 110v, but it would probly cut 3/16" or maybe 1/4" fine.
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    Thumbs up Yep

    That makes quite a difference - Thanks!

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