Post by hangman1414 on Jan 28, 2008 21:57:38 GMT -5
This is a three-stage vacuum unit with integrated heating. It is my first heated portable but I am having power issues with it. It has two plugs, one for the heater and one for the vacuums. Unfortunately, both of these plugs need a 20A outlet on separate circuits. It is usually impossible for me to find this requirement in most houses I clean at. Is there a solution I am not thinking of? Perhaps a generator? This unit was a little pricey and I would hate for it to collect dust. Thanks in advance!
I would recommend that you buy a small device that plugs into outlets that tell you if they are on the same breaker or not. This will prevent kicking the breakers. Outlets are usually broke up over different rooms. Kitchen- living room- bed room- bathroom- garage- outside outlets. You may have to buy a short extension cord. Make sure it is a very heavy guage such as 10 or minimum 12 guage. The longer the cord the more power it will pull. Having the circuit tester will make this an easy task for you to follow that is if there are 20 amp fuses. I guess that may be different in certain areas. A generator big enough to pull the amps would be a chore to carry around. I would contact Power Flite to see what they suggest and if they have the circuit testers. If 20 amp fuses are an issue in your area I would check where I bought it and explain what the circumstances are and hope for a decent trade allowance on something that may work better for you.Heres a pic of what I am talking about. There are also power supply boxes that plugs into dryer 240 outlets to reduce it to 120 volt. That may be another option for you.