How to Tell if My Sewing Machine Is Dual Voltage
A sewing machine lets you hem and mend a variety of clothing and other garments without having to solicit a tailor. The machines contain electronic and mechanical components that also let you attach buttons to garments as well as sew on embellishments. Like other electronics, certain model sewing machines let you use them in both America, which uses 110 Volts (V) of electricity, as well as in Europe, which uses 220 to 240V. This electrical ability is known as dual voltage. Your sewing machine's voltage rating is available in multiple locations on the device.
Locate your sewing machine owner's manual. Look in the "Specifications" section of the manual for the wording "Voltage" and "100-240V" next to "50/60Hz." Dual voltage sewing machines have a voltage rating of "100-240V."
Turn your sewing machine upside down or around so the back of the device is facing you, if you can't locate your machine's owner's manual. Locate a plastic or metal sticker on the bottom of the machine containing the wording "Model Number."
Look for "100-240V" next to "50/60Hz." If you see this wording, you have a dual-voltage sewing machine.
Pick up your sewing machine's foot pedal component, and turn it upside down if you don't see a plastic or metal sticker on the bottom or backside of the device.
Locate a plastic or metal sticker on the bottom of the machine containing the wording "Model Number:." Look for "100-240V" next to "50/60Hz." If you see this wording, you have a dual-voltage sewing machine.
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