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How to use this soldering station in Canada?

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Nov 17, 2017
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How to use this soldering station in Canada?

HHey guys, I received this soldering station from China. The Yihua 939BD+ from https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a ... f5d5a6d92e

Was wondering if there is a safe way to use it here in Canada. The plug is Type I. Could I use something like this? https://www.amazon.ca/LiteFuze-LC-300US ... =1&sr=8-13

This is a picture of the back.
https://i.imgur.com/xfmLzj0.jpg

These are pictures of what I found in the manual.
https://i.imgur.com/qih9cUj.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/QioxRIZ.jpg
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Deal Addict
Apr 30, 2011
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RICHMOND HILL
It's AC 110V, and the average Canadian household socket is rated for AC 120V. I don't see why you can't just use a Type I to B adapter.

Edit: That's what's written on the spec sheet, but the sticker on the back says 220-240V, so I'm not sure if your iron's power supply has a range of 120-240V like laptop power supplies.
Deal Fanatic
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Mar 31, 2017
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any of these converters should work, but never leave in plugged when you arent home. None of this stuff is safe, and you'll see it heats up a lot and is a fire hazard longer term. Considering a basic solder iron is like under $40 i hope whatever you got is higher end than that to justify the risk and all this trouble.
Deal Addict
Jan 11, 2002
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Midland
I can’t comment on the power question but I would suggest using it outdoors with a fire extinguisher ready. You can get those small ones for $20 at Canadian tire. I’m sure you will be happy to avoid having to dial 911 for the fire department to rush to your house.
Deal Addict
Jan 10, 2009
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Toronto
Cut off the plug and rewire a standard North American plug onto it. Although ironically you may wish to use the soldering station for that.

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