Voltage support

qa

#1

Will the GlowForge support both 110V and 220V power inputs, so I don’t have to worry about moving countries?


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#2

Yes, your Glowforge will run on both 110 and 220VAC (and 50/60 Hz).


#3

Awesome news, thanks!


#4

What amperage will it need? Standard 110v / 15A household circuit, or 20A, or more?


#5

You can run both Glowforge and air filter off a single 110v/15A household outlet.


#6

Yes! I was just about to ask this! This is surprising and awesome.


#7

I was just about to ask about power consumption too.

@dan - can you get a little more specific other than to just say that it will work on the typical 15 amp circuit? How many watts the unit going to use? (I’ve got a Pro+filter ordered) I’m hoping I will be able to use it on the same circuit & at the same time as my CNC.


#8

Looking like peak 800W for laser & 600W for pro. It’s a full load for a single outlet, but workable. It will usually run well under peak.


#9

@dan - 800w for laser & 600w for pro? Did you mean 600w for filter? Or 800w for basic?


#10

Apologies, you’re quite right @mike13: 800w for laser and 600w for filter.


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#11

Will there be an Australian specific power supply? Or will the GF work fine with our power grid, which apparently is based more closely on European specifications. I found this after a quick google and as i’m not an electrician i cannot guarantee it is 100% accurate but i am led to believe it should suffice

Thanks


#12

Power supply isn’t final but it’s designed for world voltages, which should include Australia mains. You might need a local power cable for the plug, but those are <$10 and you can steal one from an old monitor.


#13

I suggest that instead of having dual voltage power supply (I guess switched:110V/220V & 50/60Hz) wouldn’t it be better to have auto ranging from 100V ~ 240V as commonly found nowadays in low power devices - TVs and notebook/phone chargers? It would help prevent damage due to accidental over voltage being connected. For example main voltage in Japan is 100V, UK & common wealth countries is 240V. Thanks and hope you give due consideration. Chang


#14

Power supply feature set is locked - I don’ tknow if it’s dual or autoranging offhand.


#15

Hi @dan

The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. (supported as per your earlier posts)
Can it run off a 13A three pin power socket? (similar to UK type). Or would I need to install a 15A socket?


#16

Yes, I believe the power supply’s spec’d for that.


#17

Hi for clarification @dan
Would i need to install a 15A powerpoint and subsequent mcb for a basic unit ir is my 13A sufficient? Not quite sure with ur answer. Im reading it yes spec’ed for 13A and yes need 15A


#18

220… 221… whatever it takes.


#19

im actually wondering if my UK three pin heads can fit or if i need to install a 15A 3 round pin type. such as those we use for heavy machinery here. or air conditioner condenser unit.


#20

Watts = Volts * Amps. It looks like the UK has a 230V system that is +10% and -6%, so minimum voltage is 230 * .94 = 216v. If you have a 13 amp circuit, then you would have 216 * 13 = 2800 watts. That is more than enough for both the glowforge and its filter (1400 watts combined). Heck, unlike the common US household circuit it appears you could run two.

I do wonder what kind of air conditioners you’re running there. Are you trying to cool an entire manor house with a single window unit. :wink: