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Can a us model roomba 4210 discovery vacuum be connected to

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Can a us model roomba 4210 discovery vacuum be connected to uk power supply by simple means such as a reasonably cheap converter and not stripping and modifying the machine? If so how?.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  *ElectronicsTech replied 3 years ago.

Hi Ron,
My name isXXXXX will assist you. with your Roomba 4210.
You will need a transformer to be sure that you are getting the proper voltage. The Roomba 4210 requires 120 volts. >PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TRANSFORMER<

 

Charge using standard U.S. (120V AC) .
Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to charge this device.
Do not use a charger with a damaged cord or plug.
Charge indoors only.
Roomba’s power supply may be protected with a surge protector in the event of severe
electrical storms.
Never handle chargers with wet hands.
Always disconnect Roomba from the charger before cleaning.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The transformer shown says " not suitable for continuous use" as the discovery self parks when needing recharging it means that the transformer will be in" continuous use" . Your further comments please.
Expert:  *ElectronicsTech replied 3 years ago.
Okay, the Roomba is not plugged in during use or when it self parks. It has rechargeable batteries, you will need to charge it once a week. I recommend charging overnight once a week. Just plug it in when you go to bed and unplug when you get up.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The whole reason for the self parking is. To. Automatically commence the recharging process as it beds itself on two contact points and sits there until taken out for further use
Expert:  *ElectronicsTech replied 3 years ago.
Okay, I checked on that for you with the Roomba and Transformer. The transformer can remain plugged as long as there is not a continued use and the Roomba base only draws current during the charge and then shuts off the charge when full, so this should work fine for you.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The specification for the step down transformer recommended says not to be used for one hour at stome.roomba say a new battery must be on continuous charge for 16 hours so your present solution would appear unworkable. .
Also could not be left on overnight without considerable risk. Any more solutions?.
Expert:  *ElectronicsTech replied 3 years ago.
Okay, I understand your concern with the Transformer. Here is a link to a transformer that has an internal safety cutout device that will cut the unit off. It will eventually reset itself after disconnection from the mains.The Roomba is a low power device and should not cause any problems.>>PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE TRANSFORMER<<

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