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Offline GyprocJointer

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Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:28 PM »
In the list below is the technical data for CTM 36 E AC-PLANEX GB 110V
Ref: 584061 and the Long Reach Sander - PLANEX LHS 25 EQ - Plus GB
Ref: 571578...

Long-reach sander LHS 225
- Technical data
# Power consumption 500 W
# Idle engine speed 310-920 min­¹
# Grinding disk Ø 225 mm
# Connection Ø d/e 36 mm
# Weight 4,6 kg

Dust-extractor SRM 45 E-PLANEX - approved for dust class M
- Technical data
# Power consumption 350-1200 W
# Airflow max. 3600 l/min
# Max. vacuum 23000 Pa
# Filter surface area 7800 cm²
# Rubber-insulated mains cable 7,5 m
# Container/Filter bag capacity 45/24 l
# Dimension (LxWxH) 497x472x663 mm
# Max. appliance socket connected load 2400 W
# Weight 16 kg

When using a 110V planex sander on site in the UK with alternative power supply's ranging from Transformer to a generator   Will a 2.2 kVA rated supply be enough? 

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 09:06 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!  I hoe that some of our UK members will pipe in.  I hope that the time differences and reply times won't turn you off because we have a great group of Foggers in the UK.


Offline Kev

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 10:01 PM »
I don't know the correct answer here, but I do know it's important to consider that start surge and with the sander starting the vac motor, you have both surges simultaneously. May be important to consider.



Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 03:41 PM »
You have tried for help on this Forum Contractor Talk  

I just checked the replies your received from members!  If I was you I would of told them all the  get lost lol!

You haven't told us what has happened?!   Only asked the question if running it on a 2.2kva supply!   I assume you didnt want same thing happening on this forum lol.

In the UK we dont have 30day money back we have 15 days.    

I cant help you with your question because all my tools (festools) are 240v I dont use 110v.    DeanSocial might help hes 110v

If I was you I would call festool to get replacment OR money back but also at same time ask festool the question.  

What I found with Festool it doesnt like generators!  My Kapex (festool chop saw)  wont even run on a medium size generator only the lasers turn on!   Where as my mates Large Dewalt powered up fine on the same generator.

The planex might be the same but I would assume it just wouldnt work or wouldnt be very powerful!   For it to do the opposite and burn up  I find odd and Festool SHOULD replace it for you.

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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 02:39 AM »
Brett , the kapex not working on a generator could be to do with the variable speed. I've found in the past that tools with variable speed control don't like generators.

Offline GyprocJointer

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 05:49 PM »
Hey jamb,   On the planex sander do you know if the vacuum ac36 is bush operated ?   I have been told by a several generator suppliers that a 20% increase   On the 1700 watts will be enough to run the sander and vacuum...

I have been assured by the supplier of my planex that a 2.2 kVa will be more than enough to run these.. 

Offline Davej

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 06:25 PM »
Not sure about running planex through a generator but a 2.2kva tranny should be fine . I run a ts55r and a 1700 watt chopsaw through a midi with a 3kva tranny with no loss of power or performance .
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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 06:49 PM »
I just received an email from my colleague in the UK. He said that you would need a 5KVa unit to comfortably run both machines. If you need assistance, I can put you in touch with him. Just send me a PM or email and I can provide his contact details for you.


Offline Deansocial

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Re: Best power supply for Planex and vacum?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 07:42 AM »
Shane when you say 5kva unit do ou mean the genny or tranny?

I use a 3.3kv tranny for all my gear the most power demanding being the of2200 and midi at same time, it runs just fine, BUT a dry wall sander will be used for much longer so would have thought it may need a transformer capable of that continuos rating not intermitant rating.
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