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Sergers on transformers

twinsmom | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

We are moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina and I would really like to use my two Bernina sergers there.  Our company provides transformers and I will again attempt to utilize this process.

When we lived in South Africa, I could not get my 30 year old Bernina to work on a transformer, despite it being in perfect health… I now have a 2 year old Bernina serger and hope it accomodates the voltage regulator process.  Does anyone have recommendations/experiences on using sergers with converters?

I also purchased a Pfaff sewing machine because it has built in a 110/220 volt system, avoiding just this situation.  Wish they made their sergers dual voltage.

Thanks for any ideas.  I’m really tired of buying/selling sergers.


  1. fabricfreak | | #1

    I used my 25 year old  Australia (220 v) White serger on a transformer in the US for many years.

    I'm now using my US Bernina serger in the UK on a transformer without any problem.

    Good luck with the move.





    1. twinsmom | | #2

      Thanks so much for the feedback.  I'm suspecting I did not have the correct size transformer in South Africa.  I like putting my machines in our air shipment because there's always projects in a new home/schooling within days!

      Michelle G.

  2. skelly | | #3

    When I moved from Canada to Britain my new sewing machine had a switch on the bottom that changed for me so your new machine might have one.  My old serger has never worked on the transformer either! The sewing machine store has no idea why not. The new computerized machines seem to make the transition effortlessly.



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