Shop Work: How to convert 220v to 110v

Shop Work: How to convert 220v to 110v


Kyle Morford (Chasen Makes):

Plugs used in this video (similar, not exact): – Leviton 515PR 15 Amp 125 Volt, Straight Blade Rubber Plug, NEMA 5-15P – Leviton 615PA 15 Amp, 250 Volt Armored, Grounding Plug, Steel

Special Thanks to Doug Neiner from “DN Handcrafted” for designing the title sequence. Go check out his awesome channel @


  1. Gary Brown on February 13, 2023 at 5:01 am

    the 1.5 hp. motor pulling 18 amps on a 120 volt circuit is too much for a 20 amp circuit. if at all possible, run a 240 volt circuit for this motor. it will start easier & run with less effort. smaller motors such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 & 1 hp. would be o.k. running on a 120 volt circuit.

  2. _ MyLastName on February 13, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Loved the bathtub joke

  3. MJ Lopez on February 13, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Thanks so much standing In watter helped SSSsoooooo Much

  4. Carlos Lopez on February 13, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Hello, I have a 220 dryer and I want to convert it to 120. I can and how it will dry.

  5. Nuve SV on February 13, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Thank you very much for the video. I’m in kinda of the opposite situation. I have a water heater from US rated at 230v and want to hook use it in Singapore, where local power supply is 240v. Can I plug it directly? If it helps, I’m using Ecosmart 18 tankless water heater. Thanks in advance.

  6. Adam Craig on February 13, 2023 at 5:09 am

    I didn’t even need to watch this video but it drew me in. The comedic way you explained things made me HAVE to subscribe. Look forward to watching some more!

  7. Gilbert Phillips on February 13, 2023 at 5:10 am

    Really easy to understand love it thank you.

  8. Marco Velez on February 13, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Love the video, definitely helpful and informative. Your narration is awesome and jokes on point you’re absolutely hilarious 😂😂😂 I had to subscribe cause you made me laugh

  9. Artur Coelho on February 13, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Fantastic!!!! You know how to read!
    It´s a shame that most people don´t have this basic skill and need videos like yours to explain it with sound……

  10. S. Durfee on February 13, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Funny, Simple and easy to follow.

  11. AlphaPheniox on February 13, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Congratulations you found a way to make a motor half the efficiency it was. Lol

  12. Paige Whitmire on February 13, 2023 at 5:16 am

    What if it is only 220 v

  13. Paco Nolasco on February 13, 2023 at 5:17 am

    You should try doing the opposite way 110 to 220 V That’ll be good information thank you

  14. scott rode on February 13, 2023 at 5:18 am


  15. keepnitreal m on February 13, 2023 at 5:18 am

    Thank you finally a straight forward video and explanation.

  16. Willy Will on February 13, 2023 at 5:19 am

    No such thing that word you called yourself, thank you kindly for this video

  17. Here To Review on February 13, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Will this also work when converting the electric plug from an electric stove to a gas one? I got the plumber out and he installed a gas pipe for me on my new gas stove but now my plumber is saying that I have to have an electrician come out for the electric portion of the stove. The original cord connected to the wall has a weird shaped prong and my gas stove has a standard three prong outlet shape prong.

  18. Arvind Pradhan on February 13, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Such clear diction. You should be on radio.

  19. Alejandro Martinez on February 13, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Does the hp change on motor when switching 220 to 110

  20. Bill Jones on February 13, 2023 at 5:27 am

    Yes your video works, I would strongly recommend my friend provide 240 volt outlets for machines in this size class. 1. The 18 amp 120 volt draw on say a saw or sander, added to 18 amps on sawdust vacuum that needs to be running at same time, will kick a single 15 or 20 amp 120 volt circuit. Thus requiring another 120 v. circuit near by anyway. On 240 volts the 18 amp draw drops to 9 or less Amps, allowing for several benefits.
    1. Fewer circuits, smaller wires, plugs, less heat generated. 2. A more balanced power draw off your power main, pulling equally from both legs, resulting in less less load imbalance , less chance of kicking breakers from other non associated things like lights, drills, grinders kicking should they be on same leg. 3. Finally a machine that runs a lot under heavy load (like a planner) will use less metered power drawing 9 amps at 240 than 18 amps at 120. Just the way meters count watts ! Balance is better.

  21. Remmik on February 13, 2023 at 5:28 am

    @Fisher’s Shop -So I read in one of the comments that you were made aware of your mistake with the 15 amp max plug you swapped out with. What did your friend do with his power situation in his garage? I’m sure this guy didn’t have 20 amp outlets for all these machines (maybe one if he robs the one meant for the washer and even then it’s now likely not 20 amp as well). So what did he do when you handed him all these machines with the right 20 amp plug.? Did he attempt to switch his existing outlets to 20 amp outlets (that have the one prong horizontal) and maybe his breaker as well and, of course, not able to change his existing wiring in the wall. Big trouble no no there. So to do it right he would have had to bring in all new lines and receptacles. At that point it would make more sense to bring in the “better for the machine” 240v, right?

  22. Chuck Bailey on February 13, 2023 at 5:29 am

    one of my electrician buddies is colorblind !

  23. CASTLEDOME KNIVES on February 13, 2023 at 5:30 am

    The best thing you could have done with these 220 machines,was to wire your buddy’s shop with 220 outlets

  24. Neil F on February 13, 2023 at 5:31 am

    I know I’m late to the conversation. But very obvious error here. Devices 110 voltage operates at 18 amps. So ofcourse you would use a 15amp plug… what’s 3amps anyway? Just 3 times more fun in a short while.

  25. Guy H. on February 13, 2023 at 5:31 am

    You like to stand in a bathtub and rewire electrical tools with live wires, don’t you! 😆😆😆

  26. Jimmy Jenkins Jr. on February 13, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Thanks so much.Wish everyone would keep it simple for us slow people.But really thank you Sir

  27. andres toledo on February 13, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Jaja 😂 OSHA That’s good one

  28. Ninjamail Z on February 13, 2023 at 5:35 am

    My feet are wet and now I have an afro, but I think it might have workd…

  29. M vD on February 13, 2023 at 5:36 am

    I am gonna go try burn down my shop right now. Thanks

  30. Woodworks by Grampies on February 13, 2023 at 5:36 am

    Hola! 🖐You owe me lunch; I spit it all out with that bathtub joke 😂You need a disclaimer and a visual countdown when a zinger like that is about to be deployed to make sure we put down power tool, set the burger down, or hold off on that sip of drink. All kidding aside, thanks for posting this video. Yes, yes, yes, there are a lot of this and that and here and there, the comments below prove that. This video, for me, simply reminds us that not every task if Mt. Everest. Do your homework, videos like this helps, ask questions, and we’ll find that many tasks are attainable. Great job 👏Take care and have a good one, Adios! 👊

  31. Yves F on February 13, 2023 at 5:36 am

    Good Video I wish My {SHRINK}AKA Therapist ad a sodding voice like you. thanks you .

  32. Jared Root on February 13, 2023 at 5:39 am

    Priceless! Excellent video!

  33. dyrectory com on February 13, 2023 at 5:40 am

    thank you! 👏🏻

  34. Ambrose telemaque on February 13, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Love the video. I have a 220 amplifier i would like to convert it to a 110. How can I get this done.

  35. Steve Hawkins on February 13, 2023 at 5:40 am

    The color of the wires at the plug did not match the colors at the motor.

  36. randel robbins on February 13, 2023 at 5:43 am


  37. Jermaine Huell on February 13, 2023 at 5:43 am

    What do I do if the product says 220-240V?
    I don’t have any 220 plugs installed but 220 current come to my breaker box.
    Call an electrician I guess.
    Lol yea I answered.y own question but….if there’s anything else I could do to get this air bed working please share.

  38. Forest Woodworks on February 13, 2023 at 5:43 am

    I’m not sure if you are active, but I just happened on similar grizzley machines today from my local tech school. One (or two, I can’t tell), is a dust collection system. Is there anywhere I can post a pic and let me know what in looking at?

  39. Paris Outside My Front Door on February 13, 2023 at 5:44 am

    I see the video is old, but this info is actually difficult to find; so, thanks! You should speak more kindly to yourself ;0) Thanks for the info!

  40. Innocent_Bystander on February 13, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Sadly, it looks like his channel is now gone.

  41. Delbert Stumph on February 13, 2023 at 5:45 am

    I might have to start watching, enjoyed learning something!

  42. Reen on February 13, 2023 at 5:47 am

    I like the humor in ur explaination and the self cursing u do!! Lol..
    Ur voice is so calming and accent is so clear. U can narrate a story. This didnt feel like a boring electrical wires video… But a story for real. Thanku for the info tho.
    Now I have a hair ironing appliance from USA which says 120v 60HZ. Im in pakistan and we have 220v here. So plz tell me which converter I can get for this and how much watts it should be. Thanks alot.

  43. Eager lawncare on February 13, 2023 at 5:48 am

    FYI .. if you wire a 220 motor wrong it will either not work .. OR .. burn the motor up .. in seconds

  44. PMD_in_AZ on February 13, 2023 at 5:50 am

    ur Jeep’s gettin dusty. Gotta keep those pavement pounders clean 🙂

  45. Anthony Rodriguez on February 13, 2023 at 5:51 am

    wow, I got really confuse at the minute 1:35 to replace the plug you had black, white , and green, but then at the minute 4:50 on the other end of the extension cord you had RED, black, and green?

  46. Gerry Lee Grio on February 13, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Hi Drew, I have a question, I have many extensions cords (not heavy duty cords), some older cords from indoor Christmas lights or used for electric fans. I was planning to send these all to the Philippines (and they use 220), will it work, i figured it is just an extension cord and may not make a difference but I can’t find any info on the net about this, let me know if you have an answer for me, thanks

  47. Roy Carrillo on February 13, 2023 at 5:54 am

    Thank you!

  48. 8_ FIVEOH on February 13, 2023 at 5:55 am

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  49. Adrian Smith on February 13, 2023 at 5:58 am

    If you notice the the plate it says 18 amps at 110v that’s why it’s recommend 220v so you only draw 9 amps ! There’s a reason behind anything plus it’s easier to use 2 110v breakers from the box to make the 220 outlet

  50. Jeroen on February 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

    110 V * 18 A = 1,98 kW
    220 V * 18 A = 3,96 kW

    So why use 110V if you probably have in your workshop a 220 V outlet.

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