View Full Version : 220V with regulator vs just 110V

Fred Britt
12-12-2018, 11:59 AM
Looking to purchase a new laser machine. 130W or 150W.

I'm down to 2 machines. One comes with a 220V regualtor and the other just plugs into the wall.

The software on the 220V comes with SmartCarve. The 110V comes with RDWorks.

I like the idea of not having to special wire a plug with the 110V and the RDWorks software.

Any suggestions on the pros and cons of the 220V vs the 110V?

Doug Fisher
12-13-2018, 12:28 AM
My opinion is that I would avoid the 220 with converter. Too many people have posted problems with the converter. Smartcarve may be great but I would go for a Ruida controller (uses RDWorks) just because there is a larger support community for Ruida and Ruida controllers allow you to use LightBurn.

Steve Utick
12-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Actually, we have a laser that uses SmartCarve, and it is a Ruida controller with a different firmware in it, and works just fine with LightBurn.

Kev Williams
12-13-2018, 12:51 PM
It is really no big deal to wire up a 220 breaker to an outlet to run a 220 machine. I used a transformer for awhile but the relays don't last. Best thing I did was just run my own 220 to it...

Joe Pelonio
12-14-2018, 9:00 PM
My Epilog will run on either, with the flip of a switch and change of cord, but I have always used 110 with no reason to change.