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Offline Nutfarmer

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using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:58 AM »
I have a question ... Iam here in Italy and a friend has a domino Xl 700 that he is planning on selling. but if i want it he is going to let me have it for some work done on his place. my question is can i use it when i go back to the states. i have 220 and three phase available in my home shop so do i just buy a diff. plug it for it? i know they have the variable 50-60 hrz since they are different that should be okay but just double checking. thanks

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 02:08 PM »
Suggest you contact Festool directly with this question. Working with 220v is serious stuff, especially when you are holding the motor in your hand.
Birdhunter

Offline Kev

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 02:30 PM »
Suggest you contact Festool directly with this question. Working with 220v is serious stuff, especially when you are holding the motor in your hand.

Chicken .. we do it every day [big grin] [wink]

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 03:39 PM »
I understand the humor in the "chicken" comment, but I would want competent input on the safety aspect of just changing the plug on a 220v handheld tool. My concern is safety for the user.

The OP says he has 3 phase 220v. I have 220v, but is is two 110v legs tied together not 3 phase. I run several big tools off those circuits. What's the 220v configuration Down Under?
Birdhunter

Offline Kev

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 03:47 PM »
We're single phase 240V ... our 3 phase is 415V

Single phase here is wired active, neutral and earth.

Incidentally, it's been a while since my 700 saw daylight, I thought it had a plug it connection ...


Offline Svar

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 03:56 PM »
Suggest you contact Festool directly with this question. Working with 220v is serious stuff, especially when you are holding the motor in your hand.
Festool would just give an official and negative response. Ask an independent electrician or an engineer.

Online Holmz

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 05:00 PM »
This spits out Eu voltage and Asha's an Eu/Au female receptical.
https://www.timberwolftools.com/tools/protool/converter.html

One could also get sporting and change the plug, and plug it into US220(221)v. There is only 2 wires as they do not run a ground to the tool.

Offline Tracky

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 07:29 PM »
As suggested by Holmtz... I've been using a 240V-2prong US to European plug pigtail for years around the house.  This allows me to use my SDS drills and drywall screw gun that I brought over. Even use my European extension cords.

But you need a 240V outlet. Alternatively you can wire two regular plugs to a split receptacle or use two receptacles fed from a different phase.

Offline neilc

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 08:37 PM »
@Rick Christopherson has answered similar questions in various posts as he writes most of the supplemental manuals and has several 220v tools that he used in advance of the US release.

Reaching out to Rick for his POV. 

I imagine Festool will say that the warranty does not transfer.

Offline Nutfarmer

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Re: using EU Domino 700 Xl in States?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 08:43 PM »
I'm not concerned so much over warranty , just a free tool vs 1200+ if I can make it work without melting down said tool. I've used things from the U.S. there but I bought a transformer to do it. Anyway I'll look up ricks stuff. Thanks