Requesting feedback RE Voltage Converters

Wa70SSRAt

1970 SS 396
Aug 3, 2011
40
Lake Stevens, WA
Does anyone have experience with using a step down 220 to 110 voltage converter in your garage/shop?

(Or any journeyman electricians have any info?)

Specifically, regarding the make and model of any, which to avoid and/or which to seek out?

Seems to be a plethora of options on Amazon/eBay/etc. , many seem geared towards overseas travel, charging EV’s, that type of application, just doing my “due diligence”.

And just for what it’s worth, this is what I considering:

I have a shop that I redirected the 50-amp kitchen oven circuit to. I use it to run my compressor and an old electric oven I use for powder coating.

I am considering a step-down converter (for both the oven circuit as well as the dryer circuit), for use of my inflatable paint booth and/or my TP Turbine Paint System, and/or an infrared light for larger items that can’t fit in the oven.
Not all to be used simultaneously, but the inflatable paint booth and paint system would be used together.

This would provide a dedicated circuit, unused by any other electrical item, to minimize if not eliminate a tripped breaker, which would, obviously, be particularly disastrous while painting.

Thanks for your input.
 

SS Performance

Veteran Member
Nov 17, 2016
267
Cape May Couny NJ
I'm not an electrician, however 110 is simply one side of a 220 circuit. If you feed the 220 line into a small breaker panel you can have 220 and 110 depending on what breaker you use.
 

tom3

Veteran Member
Aug 1, 1999
15,147
ohio
I do that in my garage. Have two 120v circuits with the 240 feed - assuming you have a current carrying neutral available in the feed. Probably not a good idea to use the bare ground for that use though.
 




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