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Old 03/11/2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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UK vs US pump and voltage

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A friend of mine wants to send me his Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 skimmer that he currently uses in the UK.

To use the slimmer here in America, what do I need? Is it as simple as getting the proper power supply for the pump?

What do I need to get this thing working in the US.


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Old 03/11/2018, 10:17 PM   #2
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Hey

A friend of mine wants to send me his Mini Bubble King 160 VS12 skimmer that he currently uses in the UK.

To use the slimmer here in America, what do I need? Is it as simple as getting the proper power supply for the pump?

What do I need to get this thing working in the US.


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The 160 has the AC block. You would need a 110v to 220v converted to step the voltage up as I donít think that block will run on 110v on our HZ rate due to the itís windings. That said, you might be better off just buying a new block. If itís the newer model with the AKB, then this would be the correct block with US voltage.
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Old 03/12/2018, 11:03 AM   #3
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The 160 has the AC block. You would need a 110v to 220v converted to step the voltage up as I donít think that block will run on 110v on our HZ rate due to the itís windings. That said, you might be better off just buying a new block. If itís the newer model with the AKB, then this would be the correct block with US voltage.
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Hey Slief,

Is there a DC pump for this skimmer? If yes, can you provide the link to it?


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Old 03/12/2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Is there a DC pump for this skimmer? If yes, can you provide the link to it?
No DC pumps for the smaller Miniís. Just the Mini 200 is offered with the RD3.


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Hey slief,

What do you think the long term reliability of the pump if I use a 110v to 220v converter?


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Old 05/31/2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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What do you think the long term reliability of the pump if I use a 110v to 220v converter?
Hmmm.. Not sure to be honest. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work but I am not sure because I don’t know of anybody doing that. I still think you’re better off getting a US version that we can support here in the US or buying a US motorblock for it. You wouldn't need to replace the complete pump. Just the motor.


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