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Members might remember that when I recently bought a Makita RTO700CX3 trim router kit from America I ordered a step down transformer from a company here in Australia because we have 240 volts and the router is 110 volts. Well, I've been calling it an "inverter" because at a rating of 3000 watts at a cost of just $85.00, in spite of the add. calling it a transformer I assumed that it had to be an electronic switch mode power supply as similar transformers were around the $250.00 to $300.00 mark.
As soon as I saw the delivery man struggling with a very heavy parcel it was obvious that it was in fact an iron cored transformer, so much better than a switch mode power supply. I weighed it in at 13 Kgms (28.6 lbs). Oh happy days!
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Hmm, Harry. Typical electronic tech! Take the cover off first to see what's inside!

Enjoy... looking forward to your router review.

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Well good for you Harry.

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Members might remember that when I recently bought a Makita RTO700CX3 trim router kit from America I ordered a step down transformer from a company here in Australia because we have 240 volts and the router is 110 volts. Well, I've been calling it an "inverter" because at a rating of 3000 watts at a cost of just $85.00, in spite of the add. calling it a transformer I assumed that it had to be an electronic switch mode power supply as similar transformers were around the $250.00 to $300.00 mark.
As soon as I saw the delivery man struggling with a very heavy parcel it was obvious that it was in fact an iron cored transformer, so much better than a switch mode power supply. I weighed it in at 13 Kgms (28.6 lbs). Oh happy days!
Well good for you Harry ( but I see that word assumed in your comment gets you every time )
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You do know you just voided the warranty? LOL.

Next you will be buying fixed base 115V Craftsman routers......Not...

Now you can test the new kit...

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Gotta love the smell of a fresh new transformer.... the varnish just starting to get warm...

Enjoy your toy, that big chunk of iron is going to get a workout for sure.

The ship I have now was built to a Korean design, so we have transformers for the clothes washers, and the cheap ones from Amazon look just like that one, 5000 watts for $100 delivered. No supplier can beat the price for what they do. Does that one have the little 'plug' jumpers to set the step-up/down or isolation? We modify that style to permanently set it, as the plugs will sometimes vibrate out. I also dead end the leads to the 220v out, as folks will plug anything into an empty outlet.

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Now you can use a real router,it's about time..

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Members might remember that when I recently bought a Makita RTO700CX3 trim router kit from America I ordered a step down transformer from a company here in Australia because we have 240 volts and the router is 110 volts. Well, I've been calling it an "inverter" because at a rating of 3000 watts at a cost of just $85.00, in spite of the add. calling it a transformer I assumed that it had to be an electronic switch mode power supply as similar transformers were around the $250.00 to $300.00 mark.
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Gotta love the smell of a fresh new transformer.... the varnish just starting to get warm...

Enjoy your toy, that big chunk of iron is going to get a workout for sure.

The ship I have now was built to a Korean design, so we have transformers for the clothes washers, and the cheap ones from Amazon look just like that one, 5000 watts for $100 delivered. No supplier can beat the price for what they do. Does that one have the little 'plug' jumpers to set the step-up/down or isolation? We modify that style to permanently set it, as the plugs will sometimes vibrate out. I also dead end the leads to the 220v out, as folks will plug anything into an empty outlet.
Over here Doug. I doubt that you could get a much smaller transformer re-wound for the $85.00 that I paid. Whilst the cover was off I couldn't see any taps. Our voltage is a steady 240 volts. I did of course check to see if it was double wound or an auto transformer and it's the latter.

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