Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

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Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

Postby bartkwan23 » February 18th, 2019, 6:52 am

hi

i bought an i7+ as i couldnt wait for it's release. but unfortunately did i know that it's 120v for the clean base disposal.

is there any way i can mod the disposal bin to cater for 220v? :D

err
i cant upload pictures as attachments.

so i have uploaded pcitures of the clean base PCB that i have dismantled on imgur.

here is the link
https://imgur.com/a/jEsXsJe

can any one kind enough to tell me if i can convert it to 220v without needing a transformer?

if anyone needs more upclose photos please let me know.
i can also provide for educational purposes. :D
thanks!
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Re: Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

Postby RTC » February 18th, 2019, 10:10 am

Their website clearly states this model is only for use in North America (where power is 110VAC 60Hz).

You cannot connect any Roomba to a "power converter" (e.g. UPS, DC to AC system). A transformer should be OK as it will provide clean AC (but I know you don't want that).

Most modern electronics can run on any voltage from 110VAC to 240VAC without modification, but I cannot find any official specs on the i7+ about this.
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Re: Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

Postby bartkwan23 » February 18th, 2019, 10:32 am

i didnt read it carefully enough. my mistake.

the robot can charge and return to homebase normally,

just the automatic disposal is not working. not sure if its faulty or not.

any help is much appreciated!
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Re: Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

Postby Pelaohc » May 8th, 2019, 9:45 am

Hello
I have the same problem, I bought in US (roomba I7+) and I live at a 220v zone.
How do you resolved the problem?
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Re: Convert i7+ Clean Base Disposal from 110v->220V

Postby RTC » May 8th, 2019, 11:56 am

Pelaohc wrote:Hello
I have the same problem, I bought in US (roomba I7+) and I live at a 220v zone.
How do you resolved the problem?


I don't think he did resolve the problem.

I don't believe it can be done without a transformer. I believe the required rating is 1000W 220VAC to 110VAC. This is quite a lot of iron!
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