My compressor has a 220v wall plug will it hurt to change to 110v plug and how do i do it?

i have an old portable air compressor the electric wall plug it has on it is for 220 v

the wire itself is attached to the compressor by way of a metal box with 4 screws

Wall plug rated for 250 Volts
Wall plug rated for 250 Volts Photo: amazon.com

two of the screws are attached to a wire that goes up into the motor housing the other two are attached to the wire for the 220 v plug

my question is can i just loosen the screws remove the 220 v plug and wire and put in its place a 110 v plug and wire?

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Change plug?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

” can i just loosen the screws remove the 220 v plug and wire and put in its place a 110 v plug and wire? “

Sure, though I’m not sure what a “220v wire” is.

Thing is, you probably would like the thing to function when you finish.

If the motor is in fact 220v, just plugging it into 120v is at best, not going to work well, if at all.

It’s possible the motor can be connected for 120v, but that is motor-specific.

It is also possible that it is actually a 120v motor with the wrong plug for some specific use at a specific location.

So, you need to find out more about the motor itself before proceeding. Look for an information plate on the motor which will give you some information.


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