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Using European sewing machine in USA

hollandkate | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am moving to the US from Europe and bringing my Viking sewing machine with me that I had purchased in France. It is 220/240v and 50/60 hz rated. Has anyone had any luck using a European sewing machine in the US with a power converter or by connecting it to the same 220V outlets that American washers and dryers use


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    Maripat | | #1

    I think it's ok ...

    My DH is and electrician. I will ask him and get back to you.

    1. hollandkate | | #2

      Anxious to know

      Thanks Maripat for looking into this.


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      Maripat | | #3

      Here's my layman's interpretation of his answer :)

      Your machine should be fine, but have a qualified electrician check out your house (?) to make sure the right wires run to the right circuit breakers/ fuse box. In the US, we use a 60hz system, which is way different thatn your 50hz. But 240 v, 60 hz is most common in the US.

      I think this is to protect your house as well as your sewing machine. The numbers you gave me are appropriate for US, you just want to make sure the house and the sewing machine play nice with each other.


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