* 230V Vapor Rino 200 PSI = Minimum 6,000+ Watts continuous running power (with a vacuum on at the same time as the Rino)
* 230V Vapor Rino 200 PSI = Minimum 4,500+ Watts continuous running power (running only the Vapor Rino, no other tools plugged in)
NOTE: If you are going to use the Vapor Rino WITHOUT a vacuum or WITHOUT ANY other devices you may work with smaller generator sizes. MINIMUM sizes with NOTHING Else plugged in are as follows. The 230Volt Rino can be run on as little as a 4,500-RUNNING/Continuous watt generator. Bigger is okay. NOTE: “Running watts” are not the same as “Peek” or “Surge wattage”. Always buy a generator based on the lesser power rating on the box, often called the “Running” or “Continuous” watts/power output. Bigger is always okay if you have it.
READ BELOW TO CLARIFY THIS. VERY IMPORTANT POINT…
Many generators are advertised with their surge power capacity shown in big numbers on the box. These surge powers are only sustainable for very short bursts. You want to know what the actual nonstop RUNNING watts are. The running watts are always lower than the peek surge watts. Typically 20% less.
When buying a generator, you might see the box say something like "8000 Watts with 6000 Watts running power". Always look for the lower running / continuous wattage output number. Do not accept the first number you read when buying a generator. Read closer. Running any electronic device on an under powered generator can damage the circuitry! Get the right generator and you are good to go.
When picking a generator for our 230V system (ignore the following if you are getting a 120V steamer) we recommend getting one that has the 240-volt outlet in the form of a 4-prong twist lock. This outlet number type is a NEMA “L14-30”. There is an adaptor available on Amazon that works great with the Vapor Rino. (See 230v specifications on the 230v page for a link to this adaptor) This plug takes the 4 prong L14-30 and reduces it down to a 3 prong 6-20/15R. These American NEMA 6-15 three prong adaptors match the plug on the 230V Vapor Rino. If you are buying a 120V system, you can ignore this information. You can find a link to the Amazon page on the specifications tab on the 230V Vapor Rino page.
Why buy a generator with higher running watts?
Several reasons. Fist, this gives you some room for error and offers more protection to your steam cleaner investment. Example: If you had a 2000 W generator running an 1800W machine that generator would be running at almost 100% capacity all the time. The generator will run hard and hot, make more noise, wear out much faster and risk sending electrical spikes and surges into your new commercial steam cleaner. This may damage the system electronics. This kind of DAMAGE can be repaired but it IS NOT UNDER WARANTY. Also, if someone unknowingly plugs something else into your generator having a higher wattage generator gives you a safety margin protecting both your machines and your generator. Remember, an over taxed generator WILL burn out faster and may damage electronics. Our warranty does not cover damage created by a generator failure or improper use. Always use an appropriate, well tested power source.
Picking a Generator
We know your business is important to you. Quality matters so it's important to buy the right machine the first time. If you want your business to excel, we believe there is only one! You are looking at the one and only, Vapor Rino®. We are a company that goes out of its way to answer your questions and support our customers. We wish you all the best in your business. Live your dreams!
Vapor Rino® 230V can be
powered several ways:
- Plug into an existing 220/240V outlet using a simple plug adapter. An example of this would be a laundry dryer or electric stove outlet.
- Get a generator for guaranteed power anywhere and anytime!
- Install a 220/240 Volt outlet at your location.
- Use our Easy 120v to 230volt converter shown below. Learn more here.
The 120V & 230V can both easily be run off a generator for mobile detailing or remote location use. The 120V plugs into any standard household outlet. From moms house to the factory, Vapor Rino is ready to go!
Plug in Wall
Designed to handle from 208 to 250 Volts. You can power up in several ways. Use a Generator, Install 220V wall outlet, use our Q220 120v to 230v converter or get an adapter and connect to an existing 220V outlet like a laundry dryer. See connectors.
Running a 230V Vapor Rino® by it self, you need a minimum generator size of 4,500 running watts. If you want to run a vacuum at same time Add 1500W watts for a total of 6,000 Running watts recommended. Read below for details
Vapor Rino comes in 2 Power Configurations
120 Volts @ 200 PSI - Offers easy plug-in almost anywhere including in your home. Plugs into a standard household outlet or a generator for the mobile cleaning contractor. 50pc Accessories included.
220/240 Volts @ 200 PSI - Offers double the heating power. This added power allows you to clean faster. You will need a generator, an adaptor plug to plug into a laundry outlet or have an outlet installed. Generators are a simple and popular choice. 50pc Accessories included.
Power Option: Consider our
Easy 220V Power Converter
This little "magic box" Lets you combine two 120Volt household outlets giving you 220/240Volts instantly. Please read converter page for more information. May not work in all situations. Needs two independent circuits that are out of phase to work. Easy orange indicator light lets you know when you have it right. Box outlets fit the 230V Vapor Rino plug! Click link or image to learn more.
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